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17 July, 11:26

The complicated molecules that make up living things usually contain carbon. Why is carbon so important in this molescules?

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  1. 17 July, 12:24
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    Answer;

    A. Carbon can form four strong covalent bonds.

    Explanation;

    Carbon can form up to 4 covalent bonds, and it can form reasonably strong bonds with nitrogen, oxygen, and other heteroatoms.

    Carbon also has an almost unique ability to catenate: to form long chains with

    C - C linkages, and along the chain there can be regions of different reactivity (by the presence of functional groups).
  2. 17 July, 13:23
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    Answer and explanation;

    Carbon is so important in the formation of complicated molecules in that;

    -Carbon can form up to four covalent bonds, and it can form reasonably strong bonds with nitrogen, oxygen, and other different types of atoms.

    -Carbon also has an almost unique ability to form long chains with C-C linkages, and along the chain there can be regions of different reactivity.

    Also C-C bond is unaffected by water, and therefore, if for example a cell, can be isolated from the aqueous medium.
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