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Give reason 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 ?


The carbon atom is very small due to which its outermost electrons are strongly held by the nucleus. So it is not possible to remove 4 electrons nor it is possible to gain 4 electrons(atomic no-6). since carbon atoms achieve the inert gas electron arrangement only by sharing of electrons.therefore it forms covalent bonds.

The reason for forming large no compounds:-
1) the property of catenation (the ability combine with other atoms)
2) due to its valency 4

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