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Not much. Both are alkanes, and alkanes are highly unreactive. The only reaction for alkanes I can think of off the top of my head is free radical halogenation, but both hexane and cyclohexane have secondary carbons, so reactivity is comparable. Of course, cyclohexane has 6 secondary carbons while hexane only has 4, so you can make the argument that cyclohexane is more reactive in this example.

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  • Hexane is a linear chain hydrocarbon with 6 carbon atoms
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