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Chapter 4 Outline Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life Carbon—The Backbone of Biological Molecules Organic Compounds The Formation of Bonds with Carbon Carbon has four valence electrons Carbon has a valence of four Carbon forms four covalent bonds The bonding versatility of carbon Fig. 4.3 Carbon is compatible with many different elements Fig 4.4 Molecular Diversity Arising from Carbon Skeleton Variation Carbon chains Fig 4.5 Hydrocarbons Hydrocarbons consist of only carbon and hydrogen
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