Catenation is self linking property of__________ (a) Oxygen (b) Helium (c) Carbon (d) Nitrogen

Catenation is self linking property of carbon.  Catenation can be defined as the self-linking of atoms of an element to form chains and rings. This definition can be extended to include the formation of layers like two-dimensional catenation and space lattices like three-dimensional catenation.

Catenation of Carbon

Carbon has a unique nature in that it is able to catenate and form millions of organic compounds. Carbon shows the property of catenation to the maximum extent.

  • Carbon may form bonds with other atoms of carbon. This carbon property is known as catenation,
  • Carbon can form a long chain due to catenation hence bonding with other carbon atoms.
  • By catenation, carbon can produce single, double and triple bonds.

Was this answer helpful?

 
   

4.5 (2)

(9)
(0)

Choose An Option That Best Describes Your Problem

Thank you. Your Feedback will Help us Serve you better.

Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published.

*

*

DOWNLOAD

App Now

Ask
Question