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4 at the most without it being unstable

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A carbon atom can form 4 single covalent bonds

How many number of covalent bonds can one atom of sulfur can form?

One atom of sulfur can form two covalent bonds.

The carbon atom is capable of forming how many covalent bonds?

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How many bonds is the carbon atom able to form?

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How many different kinds of covalent bonds can a nitrogen atom form?

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How many covalent bonds does each atom of carbon form with methane?

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How many covalent bonds will a hydrogen atom normally make?

A hydrogen atom will typically form two covalent bonds because hydrogen has two electrons to share in a bond.

How many covalent bonds will a nitrogen atom have?

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