Why is carbon so special compared to other elements?
A. Carbon atoms can bond to one another and form a lot of different structures.
B. Carbon atoms have four valence electrons and can form quadruple bonds.
C. Only carbon atoms can form covalent bonds with oxygen and hydrogen.
D. Only carbon atoms can be dissolved in water solutions and suspensions.
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For the future visitors...the correct answer is A.
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You know what, FishTheGoosea is right.
B is a partially true statement.
Carbon does have four valence electrons.
But the most important thing is that it can form different structures,
including all the ones necessary for life.
So A is the answer.
I'm sorry for having said it was B. That was my mistake.