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Atoms and Atomic Structure
What gives carbon the ability to form chains that are almost unlimited lenght?
What gives carbon the ability to form chains that are almost unlimited length?
Asked in Atoms and Atomic Structure
What gives carbon the ability to form chains at almost unlimited lengths?
Asked in Elements and Compounds
What properties of carbon explain carbon's ability to form different large and complex structure?
What Element gives the ability to form chains that are almost unlimited in length?
What gives carbon the ability to form chains that are almost unliminted in length?
What gives carbon the ability to form chains the are almost unlimited in length?
What properties of carbon explain ability to form different large and complex structures?
What gives carbon the ability to form chains that are almost unlimited in length?
A carbon atom can bond to other carbon atoms The reason is because carbon has the ability to form into its self. Carbon has catenation power, which means it can form bonds with other carbon atoms, and this bonding of carbon in a long chain is called carbon chain. The compounds which form by the long carbon chain are known as organic compounds Carbon is in group 14 on the periodic table, which means it has 4 electrons in its outer shell. This means carbon has the ability to form up to 4 covalent bonds, sometimes with itself, thus we see 'latice' like structures form (diamond) which have incredible strength. This ability is similar in hydrocarbons and proteins, but not to the same strength which is seen with the 3D lattice affect. Hydrocarbon is a long chain of carbon atoms which have a repeating units.
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What property of carbon makes it important for the formation of large molecules?
What is special about the element Carbon when it comes to bonding?
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What is the basic structural unit of the basic organic molecules?
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Can carbon atoms bond together in straight chains?
What sort of compounds does carbon form?
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Which family of organic compounds does not contain any multiple bonds?
Why is carbon fundamental for organic compounds?
What are building block of the organic molecules?
An element whose atoms can make straight chains branched chains and rings chains?
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Carbon chains are formed with covalent bonds is it true or false?
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Why does carbons unique bonding ability makes it essential in all organic molecules?