Answer :

Yes, the reason satisfies the given assertion.

Explanation: The carbon atom has:

i. Atomic number = 6

ii. Electronic configuration = 2,4

iii. Four electrons in the outermost shell

To achieve noble gas configuration (2,8) carbon atom shares its valence electrons (electrons in the outermost shell) with other atoms of carbon or with atoms of other elements.

In the covalent bond, sharing of electrons takes place. For

example: CH4

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