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Carbon has the unique ability to form bonds with other atoms of carbon, giving rise to large molecules. What is this property of Carbon called as?



A

Tetravalency

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B

Catenation

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C

Ionic Bonding 

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D

Covalent Bonding

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Solution

The correct option is B

Catenation


The property of self -linking of atoms of an element through covalent bonds in order to form straight chains, branched chains and cyclic chains of different sizes is known as catenation. Carbon-carbon bond is strong so carbon can combine with other carbon atoms to form chains or rings and can involve single, double and triple bonds.


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