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Carbon makes 4 bonds.

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Q: Haw many bonds can each carbon atom make?
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How many covalent bonds each carbon atom make?

Carbon can form four covalent bonds.


How many bonding can one alone carbon atom do?

Each carbon atom can make 4 bonds to other atoms, even when 'alone' as in methane (CH4, 4 single bonds) or carbon dioxide (CO2, 2 double bonds).


Why a carbon atom cannot make 4 bonds with another carbon atom?

Its all because of the electron dencity around the nucleus.when a carbon atom makes 3 bonds with another carbon atom there exists 1 sigma bond and 2 pi bonds,but it needs very high energy to have 1 sigma bond and 3 pi bonds that's why a carbon atom cannot make 4 bonds with another carbon atom.


How many bonds can each carbon make?

Each carbon atom in compounds normally shares each of its four valence electrons to make covalent bonds to other atoms, including other carbon atoms, in the compounds. However, this does not necessarily mean that each atom makes four bonds, because carbon often makes what are called "double" and "triple" bonds to other atoms. In a double bond, one carbon atom shares two electrons rather than a single electron in a bond to another atom, which also shares two electrons rather than a single electron to form the bond. In a triple bond, three electrons are contributed by each bonded atom. Therefore, each carbon atom can make up to four bonds, but often makes fewer than four.


How many single covalent bonds can a carbon atom form?

A carbon atom can form 4 single covalent bonds


How many bonds can a carbon atom make?

it can only make 4


What bonds can a carbon atom make?

Covalent bonds between carbon atoms; simple, double or triple.


How many covalent bonds can a carbon atom make?

Four. This completes the octet.


If carbon has an atomic number of 6 how many covalent bonds can an atom of carbon make?

There are four unpaired electrons in outermost shell of excited carbon atom so it may form four covalent bonds.


What is the largest number of atoms a carbon atom can bond to with all triple bonds?

Carbon can only make a triple bond with 1 atom.


What makes a helium atom different from a carbon atom?

The difference between a carbon atom and a helium atom is the number of protons each contain. A helium atom has two protons, and the carbon has six. Carbon has 4 valence electrons, so it is able to make four bonds with other atoms ie it has 4 electrons to share. This makes carbon a very versatile bonding atom. It is small enough to make 4 individual bonds or to make double or even triple bonds. The majority of different compounds on the Earth are carbon compounds. Helium makes no bonds, it is a single atom that does not even have attraction to other Helium atoms even in the coldest environment on Earth. Helium has no electrons to share with another atom. What makes helium different from carbon? Its inability to share electrons due to having no valence electrons.


How many bonds would a carbon atom make when it is most stable?

The strongest and most stable bonds involve carbon (C) to carbon bonds. C in sp, sp2, and sp3 hybridization, that is single, double and triple bonds, are the most stable.

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