The correct order of catenation is :
Question:

The correct order of catenation is :

  1. $\mathrm{C}>\mathrm{Si}>\mathrm{Ge} \approx \mathrm{Sn}$

  2. $\mathrm{C}>\mathrm{Sn}>\mathrm{Si} \approx \mathrm{Ge}$

  3. $\mathrm{Ge}>\mathrm{Sn}>\mathrm{Si}>\mathrm{C}$

  4. $\mathrm{Si}>\mathrm{Sn}>\mathrm{C}>\mathrm{Ge}$


Correct Option: 1

Solution:

As we move down the group, bond strength decreases, thereby decreasing the catenation tendency.

Hence the order is as expected $\mathrm{C}>\mathrm{Si}>\mathrm{Ge} \approx \mathrm{Sn}$

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