Subject: Why is carbon the ONLY element to link in long chains?
Date: Tue May 22 20:39:14 2001
Posted by Carolyn
Grade level: 10-12
School: Danebank School
City: Hurstville State/Province: NSW
Area of science: Chemistry
Why, for example, does nitrogen not do this, forming, say a polymer (or smaller
molecule) of formula (NH)n, ditto phosphorus? I am an experienced Chemistry
teacher but I have never seen an explanation for this.
Re: Why is carbon the ONLY element to link in long chains?
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