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HCP structure is present in _______.


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Hexagonal Close Packing (HCP):-

  • In HCP, layers of spheres are arranged in such a way that alternating layers lie over one another.
  • It is formed of three layers of atoms.
  • HCP arrangement is very common in elemental metals.
  • Metals such as Mg(Magnesium), Zn(Zinc), Be(Beryllium), and Zr(Zirconium) are common examples of HCP structure.

Therefore, the HCP structure is present in magnesium.


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