why carbon has large no. of compounds?

Asked by aharan_4u | 3rd Jan, 2010, 02:28: PM

Expert Answer:

Two reasons:

a. catenation - Carbon has the unique ability to form bonds with other atoms of carbon, giving rise to large molecules.

b. tetravalency - Since carbon has a valency of four, it is capable of bonding with four other atoms of carbon or atoms of some other mono-valent element.

 

Answered by  | 4th Jan, 2010, 09:56: AM

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