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What are the two properties of carbon which lead to the huge number of carbon compounds we see around us?

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The two features of carbon that give rise to a large number of compounds are as follows: 

(i) Catenation: It is the ability to form bonds with other atoms of carbon. 

(ii) Tetravalency: With the valency of four, carbon is capable of bonding with four other atoms.

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