What are the two properties of carbon which lead to the huge number of carbon compounds we see around us

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What are the two properties of carbon which lead to the huge number of carbon compounds we see around us?

Answer: Two properties of carbon that attributes to its large family of carbon compounds are:
  1. Catenation: Ability to form chains with other atoms of carbon by covalent bonding.
  2. Tetravalency: Valency = 4 i.e. it forms four covalent bonds with four other atoms.

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