**Question:**

**The behaviour of matter in different states is governed by various physical laws. According to you what are the factors that determine the state of matter?**

**Solution:**

The factors that determine the states of matter can be determined by 2 laws.

Charles Law

It states that when pressure is kept constant, the volume of an ideal gas (V) is directly proportional to the absolute temperature (T).

V1/T1 = V2/T2

Boyle’s Law.

It states that when the temperature is kept constant, the pressure of the given mass of an ideal gas (P) is inversely proportional to the volume(V).

P1V1 = P2V2

If we combine two laws,

P1V1/T1 = P2V2/T2

So we get to know that pressure, volume and temperature along with mass are the factors which determine the state of matter.