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    Geometry and Hybridization in Cyclohexane

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    Attached is a D representation of a cyclohexane (c6H12) molecule, a cyclic compound used in the manufacture of nylon and found in the distillation of petroleum.

    Name the geometry around each carbon atom. Be sure to rotate the molecule to see all atoms.

    What is the hybridization of each carbon atom?

    - sp
    - sp^2
    - sp^3
    - sp^3d
    - sp^3d^2

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    With the help of an example, this solution shows how to determine the geometry and hybridization of atoms in a molecule. This solution pertains to the basic concepts and deduces the answer rationally.