Q. 405.0( 8 Votes )

Carbon, Group (14) element in the Periodic Table, is known to form compounds with many elements. Write an example of a compound formed with

(a) chlorine (Group 17 of periodic table)

(b) oxygen (Group 16 of periodic table)

Answer :

(a) Carbon forms carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) with chlorine. Carbon tetrachloride is used as a solvent for oils and fats. It is also used as a refrigerant.

(b) Carbon forms carbon dioxide (CO2) with oxygen. Solid carbon dioxide (i.e., dry ice) is used in large-scale refrigeration. It is also used in fire extinguishers.

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