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why carbon forms four bonds?

why carbon forms four bonds?

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Vignesh R
22 Points
7 years ago
  1. A carbon atom has four electrons in its outermost valence shell. So, it needs four more electrons to complete its octet. A carbon atom completes its octet only by sharing its valence electrons with other atoms. As a result, a carbon atom forms four covalent bonds by sharing valence electrons with other atoms.

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