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why mercury is liquid at room temperature????

why mercury is liquid at room temperature????

Grade:12

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
10 years ago

Dear shashank,

mercury has completely filled d10 electronic configuration. hence the extent of metallic bond formation is less as the orbitals are completely filled. due to weak interatomic forces of attraction, Hg exists as a liquid at room temperature.

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shubham gupta
32 Points
10 years ago

yes

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