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A carbon atom is able to form four single covalent bonds because it: Select one of the following AND explain your answer. has four electrons and four...

A carbon atom is able to form four single covalent bonds because it:     

Select one of the following AND explain your answer.   

a. has four electrons and four protons.

b. has four valence electrons in its outermost energy level.

c. forms a polyatomic ion with a -4 charge.

d. forms a more stable isotope when it gains four more electrons.



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b. has four valence electrons in its outermost energy level. The valence electrons (VE) are the... View the full answer

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