Lead does not show any catenation.
Catenation property means covalent bond formation within another carbon atom. It is due to the bonding of the p-p orbital of carbon atoms to form a long chain. Carbon shows catenation to a maximum extent because of its electronic configuration and tendency to form strong covalent bonds.
- Long chains of carbon can be formed because of the property of catenation.
- The bonds are strong and stable.