Number of covalent bonds in Carbon

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How many covalent bonds are there in Carbon?

4

It is important to know that a covalent bond is a strong bond between two non-metal atoms. It consists of a shared pair of electrons.  Moreover, a covalent bond can be represented by a straight line or dot-and-cross diagram.  Carbon has 4 bonds. Oxygen has 2 bonds, Chlorine has 1 bond, Nitrogen has 3 bonds.  It is widely known the fact that a covalent bond forms when two non-metal atoms share a pair of electrons.  Covalent bonds are extremely strong.

 

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