Carbon forms four covalent bonds by sharing


Carbon forms four covalent bonds by sharing its four valence electrons with four univalent atoms e.g. hydrogen. After the formation of four bonds,

carbon attains the electronic configuration of

(a) helium

(b) neon

(c) argon

(d) krypton


(b). The compound formed is methane (CH4). In this, carbon atom has a complete octet and configuration of neon which is a noble gas element.

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