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Carbon supposed to have 4 bonds right? so how come in molecules such as buckminister fullerene they only have 3?... how does it get its other bond? how does it work?
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Could it have a double bond?
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Carbon supposed to have 4 bonds right? so how come in molecules such as buckminister fullerene they only have 3?... how does it get its other bond? how does it work?
Each carbon delocalises an electron and forms 3 other bonds.


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Could it have a double bond?
Yes carbon does have double and single bonds

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Carbon can form single, double, and triple bonds. In the case of buckministerfullerene both single and double carbon bonds are present.
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