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Chosing XTAL Capacitors for Microcontroller

I am trying to chose the parallel capacitors for the crystal on my micro-controller. The crystal is a 9.6MHz quartz crystal (chosen because 9.6MHz is good for UART communication). Going through the ...
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Crystals and Load Capacitance

This feels like a dumb question, but I'm going to ask it anyway. If a crystal has a rated load capacitance of 6pF, is the right thing to do to put a 6pF capacitor to GND on either leg of the crystal? ...