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Explain why carbon forms compounds mainly by covalent bond. Explain in brief two main reasons for carbon forming a large number of compounds. Why does

carbon form strong bonds with most other elements?


Because carbon is tetravalent atom due to this affinity to loose 4 electron or gain 4 electron is high to completes its octet.so it share its 4e by covalent bond.
secondly carbon has not high electronegativity.so it can form large number of compound.
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