How Many Bonds Does Carbon Form?

Answer

A carbon atom has four free electrons. It may form up to four bonds. . So for example carbon dioxide is a carbon atom bonded to two oxygen atoms, each of which has two negative charges.
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Each carbon atom most often forms four chemical bonds, but in some instances the number of bonds can be as low as two because of the occurrence of "double" or "triple
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It can make a total of four bonds. It is in Group 4 of the
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2 atoms.
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carbon has a maximum valency of four which helps it bond with a lot of elements . also it forms stable covalent bonds with all the elements.
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Carbon has 4 valence electrons in its outer shell. This means that it needs 4 more to fulfill the octet rule. Carbon likes to form 4 covalent bonds with other atoms.
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