Why does methane have #4xxC-H# bonds?

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Feb 17, 2017

Answer:

Because #CH_4# is the formula of the methane molecule.......i.e. a carbon nucleus can form up to #4xxC-H# bonds......

Explanation:

#"Methane"# is the first of a series of the homologous alkanes, general formula, #C_nH_(2n+2)#. The next member is #"ethane"#, #C_2H_6#, then #"propane"#, #C_3H_8#........