Miss Collins, please tell us what you are accusing Mr. Branwell of.
Mr. Branwell has stolen my precious magnesium.
She believes that my liquid magnesium was once her solid magnesium.
Mr. Branwell, you plead that you have not stolen her magnesium.
He doesn't understand that magnesium can experience phase changes.
When magnesium is mined, it is as it is. Magnesium is magnesium is magnesium.
When magnesium gets hot enough, 1,202 degrees Fahrenheit, it melts and changes from a liquid to a solid. Liquids take on the shape of the container they are in, which is why 'your' magnesium is technically the shape of that bowl it's in.
When magnesium gets even hotter than that, 1,994 degrees Fahrenheit, it boils, then evaporates into a gas. Gas is easy to compress, and expands to fill the container it is in.