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Which element exhibits the property of catenation to maximum extent and why?

 

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Catenation is the self-linking property of an atom i.e. the ability of an atom to form bonds with other atoms. 

Carbon has a valency of 4 i.e. 4 electrons are present in the outermost shell and so can form 4 bonds. Therefore, the catenation capacity of carbon atoms is the most.

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Which element exhibits the property of catenation to maximum extent and why? Answer Catenation is the self-linking property of an atom i.e. the ability of an atom to form bonds with other atoms. Carbon has a valency of 4 i.e. 4 electrons are present in the outermost shell and so can form 4 bonds. Therefore, the catenation capacity of carbon atoms is the most. Catenation Catenation is the self - linking property of an atom i.e. the ability of an atom to form bonds with other atoms Straight Chain of Carbon Branched Chain of Carbon Branched Chain of Carbon Cyclic Chain of Carbon

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