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    Does the electronic configuration of carbon result in the various allotropes of carbon?

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    A carbon atom has an electron configuration of 1s22s22p2. The valence electrons in this atom are the electrons in the second energy level. Based on this fact, carbon has a total of four valence electrons. The octet rule states that elements ...

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    This solution explains how the electron configuration of carbon and other elements affects the number and types of available allotropes.