Carbon Bonding

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erica thompson 4I
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Carbon Bonding

Postby erica thompson 4I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:53 pm

Does carbon prefer to gain or lose 4 electrons in order to form a full shell? Or is it equally as favorable?

Jielena_Bragasin2G
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Re: Carbon Bonding

Postby Jielena_Bragasin2G » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:57 pm

Carbon does not typically take part in ionic bonds, so I guess you could say that carbon likes to gain electrons because it will make covalent bonds. I hope this helps!

haileyramsey-1c
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Re: Carbon Bonding

Postby haileyramsey-1c » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:58 pm

It is equally as favorable as both scenarios result in an octet. If it gains four electrons it would be more difficult for the nucleus to hold on to the electrons strongly as it now has four additional electrons. But nonetheless, carbon wants to have an octet any way how.

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Re: Carbon Bonding

Postby 505316964 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:58 pm

I believe that often times carbon prefers covalent bonds (sharing electrons)

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Re: Carbon Bonding

Postby Fdonovan 3D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:09 pm

Carbon always forms 4 bonds (shares electrons)! I'm not sure if there are any exceptions to this but I do remember Dr. Lavelle saying that.

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Re: Carbon Bonding

Postby Aadil Rehan 1D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:49 pm

In very rare situations, carbon forms 3 bonds and has a temporary positive charge. However, it's only in intermediates, and we probably won't see it for a while, if at all.


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