How is mercury a metal?

How is mercury a metal?

Answer #1

It has to do with the structure of the mercury atom - having a single electron in it’s outer most shell allowing it to lose an electron and become an ion. There are several metals that are liquid at or near room temp. I think the weirdest is gallium. If the room temp. is in the 70’s or 80’s it is solid. If you put a solid piece of it in your hand, it becomes liquid (melting temp of gallium is 85.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Hope this helps Good Luck!!

Answer #2

I don’t know…I think it has to do with density!

 When it is hot there is less density and when it is cold density increases!
   Did you learn this in science?   I think I might ask my teacher this!
Answer #3

I think it shars simular traits with other metals

Answer #4

haha do you mean the planet or the element

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