2. Well, this one if much tougher than the first
one. The short answer is: We scientist do not have
yet a really good explanation to this fact. All we
know is that the attractive forces between mercury
atoms are weaker that those in their neighbors.
Since this question is often asked by many
students, in a service similar to Scienceline
offered by the scientists at Argonne National
Laboratory I found a couple of interesting
answers, please follow the link to:
Hope to have helped you a little in getting a
better understanding of the wonderful universe in
which we live!
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