carbon and its compounds
There are two features of carbon that give rise to a large number of compounds are as follows:
(i) Catenation − It is the ability of carbon to form bonds with large atoms of carbon.
(ii) Tetravalency − Carbon has the valency of four, carbon is capable of bonding with four other atoms.
these are the two properties of carbon which lead to the huge number of carbon compounds we see around it.