Carbon and its compounds is a really interesting study. Let us do a comparison between a diamond and charcoal. One is a shiny, attractive, hard rock, and the other a black, ashy, soft substance. But both are elements of carbon! Their varied properties are only due to the different arrangement of the carbon atoms.
The entire field of organic chemistry is in fact based on carbon and the bonds it forms. In chemistry, the study of carbon and its compounds is absolutely essential for understanding the elements found around us. The concepts we will cover here are
- Versatile Nature of Carbon
- Some Important Carbon Compounds
- Chemical Properties of Carbon Compounds
- Covalent Bonds