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Jun29-06, 07:58 PM
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Quote Quote by erickalle
If the mercury ions never become charged then we are left with the charge of the –ve electrons. So the total sum is: zero charge on the ion and 1 negative electronic charge per atom. This makes for a lot of –ve charge on the whole wire.
Er... say what?

A "liquid metal" is still a metal. Stick your electrodes in liquid mercury and tell me if you have a charge liquid after 5 minutes.

If you got objections to me melting the wire with a high current I can always melt it in another way and then send a high current through. My point here was that the ions are not moving length wise even in the liquid state.
And my question is, why should they? The whole lump of metallic liquid is neutral. A liquid metal is STILL a metal!

You’re very privileged.
And I don't just talk the talk without having to get to DO it also, which means I don't just make it up as I go along.