Carbon is a non-metal that belongs to the fourteenth group in the modern periodic table. Learn more about it from AP Class 10 Physical Science Chapter 14 Carbon and its Compounds.
- Carbon has four electrons in the valence shell.
- The atomic number of carbon is 6.
- Electronic configuration of carbon (ground state) 6 C: 1s2 2s2 2p2.
- The electronegativity of carbon is only 2.5 and its nucleus has only six protons.
- Carbon forms covalent bonds with its own atoms and atoms of other elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, sulphur, nitrogen and chlorine.
The possibility of bond formation by a carbon atom is as follows:
Class 10 Physical Science Chapter 14 Questions
- Name the simplest hydrocarbon.
- A mixture of oxygen and ethyne is burnt for welding; can you tell why a mixture of ethyne and air is not used?
- Give an example for the esterification reaction
- Define homologous series of carbon compounds; Mention any two characteristics of homologous series.
- How do you appreciate the role of esters in everyday life?
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