The fameous Hoyle state (02+ at 7.654 MeV in 12C) is identified as being an almost ideal condensate of three α‐particles, hold together only by the Coulomb barrier. It, therefore, has a 8Be‐α structure of low density. Transition probability and inelastic form factor together with position and other physical quantities are correctly reproduced without any adjustable parameter from our two parameter wave function of α‐particle condensate type. The possibility of the existence of α‐particle condensed states in heavier nα nuclei is also discussed.

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