# Michael has a substance that he puts in container 1. The substance has a volume of 5 cubic meters. He then puts it in container 2 and it now has a volume of 10 cubic meters. In which phases(s) is the substance?

Aug 28, 2017

$1 \cdot {m}^{3} \equiv 1000 \cdot L$, and this is a very large volume. If you ever shift $4 - 5 \cdot {m}^{3}$ of concrete this is a good few hours hard work. Now gases have the property that they will uniformly fill the volume of whatever container they occupy. Likewise, if the gas is contained in a piston, the gas can be compressed down to the volume of liquefaction.