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Which of the following properties aid catenation in carbon? 



Correct Answer
A

Small size

Your Answer
B

Allotropy

Correct Answer
C

Tetravalency

Your Answer
D

Non-metallic nature of carbon


Solution

The correct options are
A

Small size


C

Tetravalency


Catenation is the ability to link atoms of the same element to form long chains. The tetravalency and small size of carbon atoms help for the formation of long chains as tetravalency helps to make chains in 2-dimensions. 

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