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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.