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    Carbon structure, bonds of carbon.

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    Describe in 75 words the structure of the carbon atom. What types of bonds does carbon form and why?

    Provide name and structure of two hydrocarbons and one biochemical molecules.

    In about 100 words carbon is said to be a uniques atom because it forms nearly limitless number of organic compounds. How is this possible.

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    Describe in 75 words the structure of the carbon atom. What types of bonds does carbon form and why?

    Carbon belongs to group 14 or (group IV). It has atomic number 6, which means the electronic configuration is 2, 4 i.e. four electrons in the outermost shell. This means it need 4 more electrons to complete it octet. Therefore, it can share 4 electrons and forms covalent bonds. In other ...

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    The carbon structure and bonds of carbon are determined. The structures of two hydrocarbons and one biochemical molecules are named.

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