How many bonds can Carbon form? Why is this important?
Well, carbon can form up to FOUR covalent bonds...........
Well, carbon can form up to FOUR covalent bonds....... with hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and other heteroatoms. Carbon can also #"catenate"#; i.e. form long #C-C# chains, with differing substitution along that chain. The result is that carbon chemistry can support long-chain, complicated molecules that can function biologically.
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