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Wed February 20, 2013 By: Abhinavsingh
 

i understand why carbon can't lose 4 electrons but can you tell me why it cannot gain 4 electrons?

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Wed February 20, 2013
The carbon have 6 protons in its nucleus and if it gains 4 electrons than it will be difficult for 6 protons to hold 10 electrons.
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