Determine the uniqueness of carbon, Chemistry

Q. Determine the Uniqueness of Carbon?

Ans.

Carbon forms a very large number of compounds--over 4,000,000. This is far more than the number of compounds of all other elements put together which is less than 100,000. Carbon has this unique property of forming so many compounds because of the following reasons:

Each carbon atom can form four single covalent bonds at a time.

Carbon forms strong single, double and triple covalent bonds with itself.

The above diagram illustrates the carbon bonding that occurs in three compounds which each have two carbon atoms. In the first compound, ethane, the two carbon atoms form a single bond. However, in the compounds ethylene and ethyne, the two carbon atoms form double and triple bonds, respectively.

Carbon forms stable, long C-C chains that are straight, branched, or in the form of "rings:"

1403_Dtermine the Uniqueness of Carbon.gif

Posted Date: 5/1/2013 1:38:54 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Determine the uniqueness of carbon, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Determine the uniqueness of carbon, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Determine the uniqueness of carbon Discussions

Write discussion on Determine the uniqueness of carbon
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Isoelectronic species are: (1) K + Cl -                               (2) Na + Cl -             (3) Na Ar                  (4) Na + Ar Ans:  K + Cl -

Why is CO2 soluble in water.

Uses of Aromatic Nitro Compounds (a) Aromatic Nitro Compounds are used on account of their high polarity, aromatic nitro compounds are used as solvents. (b) Nitro compounds

the density of 2 molal aqueous solution of NaOH is 1.10g/L. Calculate the molarity of the solution.

Q. Describe Peroxomonosulphuric Acid? It is also known as permonosulphuric acid. It is obtained by the action of chlorosulphuric acid on cold anhydrous hydrogen peroxide :


percentage concentration of 18-k gold bracelet, 150 grams

Mining of petroleum and Petroleum refining (1) Mining of petroleum: Petroleum deposits takes place at varying depth at different places ranging from 500 to 15000 feet. This is

to determine the exact concentration of a monobasic acid, hx

1.sheilding & de-sheilding 2.magnetic anisotropy 3.hydrogen bonding