Carbon and molecular diversity of life

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Organic chemistry is the study of carbon compounds. VitalismMechanism. Carbon atoms can form diverse molecules by bonding with up to 4 other atoms. 4 valence electrons (tetravalent)Completes its outer energy shell by sharing its valence electrons in 4 covalent bonds.Covalent compatibility with ma

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1. Bio 112 Carbon and molecular diversity of life

2. Organic chemistry is the study of carbon compounds Vitalism Mechanism

3. Carbon atoms can form diverse molecules by bonding with up to 4 other atoms 4 valence electrons (tetravalent) Completes its outer energy shell by sharing its valence electrons in 4 covalent bonds. Covalent compatibility with many different elements (Carbon’s three best friends = H, O, and N) Large complex molecules are possible

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