Mercury has a unique electron configuration which strongly resists removal of an electron, making it behave similarly to noble gas elements. As a result, mercury forms weak bonds and is a liquid at room temperature. Mercury dissolves to form amalgams with gold, zinc, and many other metals.
Mercury is one of the only metals that’s liquid at room temperature. Mercury has a very low melting point of -38.83 degrees Celsius, making it the only metal that can be found in a liquid state at room temperature.