Why are most organic molecules based on the carbon atom?

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    Carbon can form covalent bonds with four other atoms; therefore, organic molecules can be very complex.
    Carbon has a valence of four, and therefore has a strong tendency to form ionic bonds.
    Carbon is edible, while most other elements are not.
asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Carbon can form covalent bonds with four other atoms; therefore, organic molecules can be very complex.
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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