Asked by  | 10th Aug, 2012, 12:44: PM

Expert Answer:

The reason mercury manages to be a liquid at room temperature is because its bonding structure is weaker than that of most metals. The electrons that spin around mercury nuclei don't easily maintain linkages with other mercury atoms at standard temperatures, hence the lack of solidity.

Answered by  | 10th Aug, 2012, 01:03: PM

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