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Re:Why is mercury (I) ion diatomic?
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2004, 02:21:47 AM »
There must be an answer at the quantum level right?  I get this weird twitch when I hear the word intrinsic used to explain stuff... like a chill down my back when biologists and psychologists talk about their discoveries.
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Re:Why is mercury (I) ion diatomic?
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2004, 09:07:42 AM »
Diatomic is rather inproper in this case, but user52401 probably meant a metal-metal bond.

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I thought metals couldn't bond with other metals of different elements :o, ex. NaK
Unless you are saying the metal bonds with the same metal...I have officially confused myself. ???

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Re:Why is mercury (I) ion diatomic?
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2004, 11:19:01 AM »
Well, still keep in mind electronegativities where elements on the left side like to bond stably with stuff on the right and stuff in the middle is able to bond to most anything... though I'm grossly generalizing here.
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