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Carbon, Group (14) element in the Periodic Table, is known to form compounds with many elements. 

Write an example of a compound formed with 

(a) chlorine (Group 17 of Periodic Table) 

(b) oxygen (Group 16 of Periodic Table)


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(a) Carbon forms carbon tetrachloride when reacted with chlorine in the presence of sunlight.

Carbon tetrachloride: CCl_4

(b) Carbons forms carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide when reacted with oxygen based on the availability of oxygen.

Carbon dioxide: CO_2

Carbon monoxide: CO

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