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The melting point, also known as the freezing point, of a metal is the temperature at which it changes from a solid to a liquid. At the melting point, the substance is able to exist as both a solid and liquid in equilibr... More »

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Among the elements grouped as metals, mercury has the lowest melting point at minus 38.83 degrees Celsius. Mercury has a very wide temperature range in its liquid state, according to Jefferson Lab, with a boiling point o... More »

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Metals have high melting and boiling points compared to non-metals because they are good conductors of heat and electricity, while non-metals are poor conductors of heat and electricity. Metals are solids at room tempera... More »

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