How Does Carbon Form Convalent Bonds with Four Hydrogen Atoms in a Methane Molecule?

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Carbon forms 4 covalent bonds with 4 hydrogen atoms in a methane molecule by sharing one valence electron with each hydrogen atom. An atom of carbon has 4 valance electrons and it wants to have 8. By sharing with hydrogen it will have 8 in its outer orbital.
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a single carbon atom "borrows" the electron of 4 hydrogen atoms to form CH4.
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since they say non-polar : The valence electrons are shared equally between C and H. more time around C is more correct though. F most electronegative atoms. Mg in same column. C3H6O3
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When there are enough
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As usual in chemistry, we are explaining an experimental fact by using an explanatory model. The reasoning, however, has to be based on a more sophisticated model than the Lewis structures
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