Question #ed26e

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Apr 11, 2017

Answer:

The tendency to use 4 valence electrons in bonding........

Explanation:

The term is properly called #"quadrivalency"#, but I don't think the term #"tetravalent"# is going to die out very soon. Carbon, in its vast chemistry, routinely displays #"tetravalence"#, and carbon assumes oxidation states of #-IV# to #+IV#.