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Problem: Cobalt metal crystallizes in a hexagonal closest packed structure. What is the coordination number of a cobalt atom?

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The coordination number is the number of nearest neighbors an atom has in the extended lattice. 

Now the hexagonal closest packed structure is shown below.

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Cobalt metal crystallizes in a hexagonal closest packed structure. What is the coordination number of a cobalt atom?

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