@cogoodwin14 asked 5 months ago.

How can mercury be a liquid when all the other metals are solid at room temperature?

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@Benjii answered 4 months ago.

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 temperatureMercury dissolves to form amalgams with gold, zinc, and many other metals.

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@khan answered 4 months ago.

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.

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@jack answered 5 months ago.

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.
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