# Carbon has four valence electrons. How many hydrogen atoms can bond to a single carbon atom?

Jul 30, 2016

Possibly you cooked your dinner with methane gas, i.e. $C {H}_{4}$. Thus 4 hydrogen atoms bind to carbon.
$C {H}_{4} \left(g\right) + 2 {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \rightarrow C {O}_{2} \left(g\right) + 2 {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) + \Delta$