Why is mercury liquid? Or, why do relativistic effects not get into chemistry textbooks?

@article{Norrby1991WhyIM,
  title={Why is mercury liquid? Or, why do relativistic effects not get into chemistry textbooks?},
  author={Lars J. Norrby},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Education},
  year={1991},
  volume={68},
  pages={110}
}
  • L. Norrby
  • Published 1 February 1991
  • Chemistry, Physics
  • Journal of Chemical Education
A fresh constellation of experimental facts, theoretical calculations, and discussion of the chemical bonding in mercury that sheds light on a number of classical issues in inorganic chemistry. 

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