why carbon cannot form ionic bond?

Asked by avinash_jha | 6th Nov, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

To get a stable octet by ionic bonding, carbon would have to either lose 4 electrons or gain 4 electrons. Either process would take way too much energy.Normally, however, it just wouldn't work.

Answered by  | 6th Nov, 2010, 05:55: PM

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