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Why doesnt carbon forms bonds with itself to form a molecule. Carbon shows the property of catenation then why doesnt it form a cyclic molecule as :
C = C
C = C
They do form. Besides fullerenes, there are carbon molecules with varying numbers of atoms around some stars. Such molecular forms are, of course, less stable than the macromolecular structures we more commonly see under ambient conditions.
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