Raphael R.
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Why is quicksilver (mercury) liquid at room temperature?
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Although the question has been partially answered, there is a superb reference on this topic which will certainly give you some of the deep, and not so deep insights needed to understand the answer to ...

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Why are the noble metals inert?
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Some more misconceptions: The ChemGuide website quoted above might be a useful reference for "UK-based exam purposes" as stated there, but it certainly does not help in solving the question. The ...

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What is the angular momentum spectrum of an sp${}^3$ electron?
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You're definitely taking this picture too seriously. Hybridization of atomic orbitals is just an approximation based on an independent particle model created by Pauling to rationalize some structural ...

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