Why are most carbon compounds poor conductors of electricity?



  • The bonding in carbon compounds takes place by sharing of electrons i.e. covalent bonds are formed between the carbon atoms. 
  • Therefore, there are no free electrons which could carry the current as all are occupied in bonding. Hence, most of the compounds are poor conductors of electricity .
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