Q. 3

Assertion: Due to catenation a large number of carbon compounds are formed.

Reason: Carbon compounds show the property of allotropy.

Does the reason hold good for the given Assertion?

Answer :

Yes, the reason holds good for the given assertion.

Explanation: Carbon compounds show the property of allotropy.

Allotropy is defined as the property by which an element can exist in more than one form.

i. The forms are physically different.

ii. But chemically similar.

Due to catenation, carbons atoms form a large number of compounds (allotropes)

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