Carbon atoms have four electrons in their outer shell. This means that a single carbon atom can form up to how many bonds with other atoms?

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Jan 7, 2017

Answer:

A single carbon atom can form up to a maximum of four bonds with other atoms.

Explanation:

Carbon atoms have four electrons in their outer shell. So, it exhibits tetravalency & thus, a single carbon atom can form a maximum of four (4) bonds with other atoms.

If the orange spheres are Carbon atoms , the cyan spheres are other atoms , & the green lines are bonds , then the diagram below well represents the Tetravalency of Carbon atoms.

This diagram shows maximum valency of Carbon atoms.images.tutorvista.com