# The catenation tendency of C, Si and Ge is in the order of Ge$A{\text{ }}167,180{\text{ and 348}} \\ {\text{B 180,167 and 348}} \\ {\text{C 348,167 and 180}} \\ {\text{D 348,180 and 167 }} \\$

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Hint: In order to solve this question, firstly we will apply the concept of bond energies of Carbon – Carbon bond, silicon direct bonding, direct bonding between Germanium atoms. Then we will compare all the given options to get the desired result.