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In total, each carbon atom can make how many bonds to other atoms?

In total, each carbon atom can make how many bonds to other atoms?

A)2

B)3

C)4

D)5

E)6


Solution: Carbon has four valence electrons because it is in group 14 on the Periodic Table and would need to gain 4 more electrons to satisfy an octet rule (8 electrons). Therefore, it would need to create 4 bonds with other atoms. C


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