What is the importance of carbon to cells?


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Carbon is the basic element of organic compounds. Carbon occupies the central position in the skeleton of life.Carbon is tetravalent. It can react with many other known elements forming covalent bonds.

  Carbon is responsible for the vast variety of organic compounds. C-C bonds form a skeleton of organic molecules.

Carbon and hydrogen bond is the potential source of energy for cellular activities.
Large organic molecule such as cellulose, fats, proteins are generally insoluble in water, hence they form structures of cells. They also serve as storage foe smaller molecules like glucose, which turn, are responsible for providing energy to the body.The covalent bonds are formed when two or more atoms complete their electron shells by sharing electrons. When an electron pair is shared between two atoms, a single covalent bond is formed.

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