Problem: How many valence electrons does a carbon atom have?How many covalent bonds can each carbon atom form?

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  • Determine the number of valence electrons using the periodic table and use this information to figure out how many covalent bonds can it hold.
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How many valence electrons does a carbon atom have?

How many covalent bonds can each carbon atom form?

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