Carbon and silicon both belong to the group 14, but despite the stoichiometric similarity, the dioxides, (i.e., carbon dioxide and silicon dioxide), differ in their structures. Comment.
Carbon can form stable pπ-pπ bonding with itself and other small atoms like oxygen and nitrogen due to its small size. it carbon dioxide each oxygen atom is double-
bonded with the carbon atom with pπ-pπ overlapping. Silicon cannot form this bonding because of its large size.