Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 20 - Sections 20.1-20.14 - Exercises - Review Questions: 5

Answer

Silicon is unable to form double or triple bonds.

Work Step by Step

It is unable to form the long chains that carbon can. While it is similar to carbon, its lack of double or triple bonds hinders its diversity.
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