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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 ?



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Because carbon has tetra valency and high catenation power.
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but why carbon posses this quality I mean tetravalency ... what is that main point which makes the carban a tetravalenced atom ...
carbon valency is 4, so forms 4 bonds. thus it is a tetra valenced atom.
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