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Which element has atoms that can form single, double, and triple covalent bonds with atoms of the same element? the choices are florine, oxygen,carbon and hydrogen. i also need a explanation of why its the right answer. thanks for helping :)

How do we see flourine? as F2. How about oxygen? O2. How about C and H? Does that give you some ideas about what to think about?

i don't see what you mean

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon-carbon_bond

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon

http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/c_atom.htm

um i don't think wikipedia really helps because some of the things on the website are often not true..but if you could keep helping me cuz i really don't understand this at all thanks alot :) sorry if i don't understand right away chem isnt my good thing

Wikipedia is just fine for science. Carbon has 4 electrons in its outter shell. This means it can share electrons in a very wide variety of configurations. Just read that material and you will see. The links I gave you were not just wikipedia. I go to great lengts to find websites that answer questions exactly. We don't do your homework for you. we just point you in the right direction. The reason you have homework is to learn how to find and figure out answers. If you give us you best answer after reading, we'll check it for you.
Good luck!

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