25th April 2006 - 11:11 AM
Here’s a chemistry question. Why does Carbon have to so reactive? Catenation is available to other elements like Si, Ge. Is it due to the electronic configuration- (2,4)? Why exactly does C form so many covalent bonds, chains, rings?
14th January 2012 - 06:15 AM
yes its to do with the electron arrangement, particurarly the outer shell electrons in the 2p orbitals.
Hope that points you in the right direction.
14th January 2012 - 09:45 AM
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