How does carbon form different molecules with oxygen?

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Feb 26, 2017

Answer:

By combining with oxygen in different proportions.........

Explanation:

#""^(-)C-=O^(+)#, and #O=C=O# are both common carbon oxides. More exotic carbon oxides exist including #C_3O_2#, #"carbon suboxide"#, i.e. #O=C=C=C=O#, but it's not something that would last very long.