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Bonding Properties of Carbon

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  • Hopefully in the video you learned a little bit about the unique bonding properties of carbon.

    Carbon forms covalent bonds with up to four other atoms. To take this a bit farther, we can even talk about the structure of these molecules. They can be straight chain, branched chain or a ring. 


    Many carbon-based molecules are made of many small subunits that are bonded together. Monomers are the individual subunits and Polymers are made of many monomers.