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Carbon has a valency of four. It is capable of forming single bonds with four other carbon atoms or atoms of some other monovalent element, etc. What is this property of carbon known as?


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Tetravalency
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B
Catenation
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C
Ionic Bonding
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D
Metallic Bonding
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Solution

The correct option is A Tetravalency
Tetravalency is the ability of carbon to form 4 single bonds with 4 different carbon atoms or 4 other monovalent atoms or two other divalent atoms. Overall carbon should form 4 bonds.

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