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Octahedral

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AX6 AX6
Shape: octahedral
Steric Number: 6
Lone Pairs: 0
Polar/NonPolar: NonPolar
Hybridization: sp3d2
Example: SF6

NOTES: This molecule is made up of 6 equally spaced sp3d2 hybrid orbitals arranged at 90o angles. The shape of the orbitals is octahedral. Since there is an atom at the end of each orbital, the shape of the molecule is also octahedral.

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