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The property of carbon by which it bonds with other carbon atoms to form long chains is known as .


A
catenation
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B
tetravalency
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C
polarity
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The correct option is A catenation
Catenation is a unique property by which carbon form bonds with other atoms of carbon, giving rise to large molecules.

Carbon has a valency of four, which makes it capable of bonding with four other atoms of carbon or atoms of some other element. This property of carbon is known as tetravalency.

Polarity, in chemical bonding, refers to the separation of electric charges due to difference in electronegativity of bonded atoms.

Chemistry

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