Toynbee wrote:This is for skeptics who think they can recognize bogus theories. Is this believable or does it look like the kind of gobbledeegoop seen on bogus audiophile websites?........To explain why mercury is a liquid its known that the relativistically contracted 6s orbital is filled and therefore the two 6s electrons do not contribute much to the metal-metal bonds. This is the opposite with gold. One must conclude that the bonding is brought about largely by van der Waals forces and probably also through weak 6p orbital interaction. This is why the Hg-Hg bond is so weak and therefore why mercury is a liquid at room temperature.