How many covalent bonds does carbon form if each of its unpaired electrons participate in one bond?
Express your answer numerically as an integer.
Covalent bonding involves the sharing of electrons between atoms. The number of covalent bonds an atom can form relates to the number of electrons it can share and still result in a neutral molecule. It is important to know how many bonds certain elements are most likely to form in order to draw structural formulas for molecules.
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