Chapter 4

NCERT
Class 10
Science
Solutions
2. What are the two properties of carbon which lead to the huge number of carbon compounds we see around us?

Question:

What are the two properties of carbon which lead to the huge number of carbon compounds we see around us?

Answer:

(i) Catenation property and valency of carbon is 4.

(ii) Due to these properties, carbon forms straight, branched and cyclic chains.

     Due to valency 4, they form single, double and triple bonds.

Using these properties, carbon forms a large number of compounds. Hence, we can see carbon compounds in large numbers around us.

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