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Do sound waves travel better through solids liquids or gas?
Of the three mediums (gas, liquid, and solid) sound waves travel the slowest through gases, faster through liquids, and fastest through solids. This is because longitudinal waves require collisions between particles to transmit energy - in dense materials, the atoms are closer together, leading to more collisions per second, increasing the speed of transmission. Temperature also affects the speed of sound.
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Sound transmission is comprised of compression waves, and their speed is affected by the density of the medium through which they are traveling. Sound waves traveli…ng through gas have the least resistance, and can be heard most clearly at near-distance. Without consistently dense conditions in which to sustain the wave, it loses strength and dissipates rapidly. Sound traveling through water can travel further than through gas, as the water is able to be pressurized, but not compressed, so the wave traveling in any direction is subject to the same environment, regardless of orientation. Humpback Whales in the Pacific Ocean communicate over vast distances through the sonic conductivity property of the water. Solids vary in sonic conductivity even moreso than gases, to the point that there are solids with a low density rate that slow soundwaves down to silence in extremely thin amounts, such as the half-inch soundproofing insulation for radio host booths in a local radio station. Additionally, the greater density of the substance, the higher conductivity property of sound. Iowa-Class submarines are steel-hulled ships designed for underwater operation, and one of the navigation and surveillance methods utilized on the ship is listening to sonic vibrations on the surface of the hull.
Sound (and vibration) waves travel through air at about 330 m/sec. It travels through water at about three times that, and through a solid at about five times that for air. …Numbers vary widely. Beryllium may have the highest velocity at about 12 000 m/s. The stiffer the material, the easier it is for the energy to pass from one molecule to the next. Hence the faster conduction in solids rather than gases.
Short answer- it will travel through gases fairly slowly, through liquids a lot faster and through solids very fast. Longer answer- It depends on temperature and molecular… weight (among other things) of the gas, the density, temperature, pressure etc... of the liquid and the density and internal structure of the solid. In general, the more dense the medium (liquid, solid or gas that it's travelling through) the quicker it will go. For comparison, sound travels through the air (a gas) at around 765mph. It will pass through water (a liquid) at around 3322mph but it will go through iron (a solid) at a staggering 11464mph! This is why putting your ear to a train track allows you to tell if a train is on the way far in advance of you being able to "hear" it through the air. Making things more complicated is the fact that different kinds of sound waves can travel through the same solid at different speeds, this is something that scientists studying earthquakes have to worry about.
a solid because the particles are very tightly packed together and so they vibrate more.
Sound waves travel through vibrations. If one particle starts vibrating it will pass on that movement to other particles that are close by. This means that sound travels quick…ly through solids as the particles are closely packed and readily pick up movement from their neighbours; it travels less quickly through liquids as the particles are close enough to pick up vibrations but not tightly packed like they are in solids; sound travels slowest through gases (weird, but true - even though we rely on gases to pass on the sounds we make in speech) because their particles are much further apart. If there are no particles - like in a vacuum such as you'd find in space - then sound can't travel at all!
Sound needs always a medium for transportation. Therefore in vacuum in outer space we cannot hear a sound, like they play us in science fiction films. The speed of sound depen…ds on the medium in which it is transported. The speed of sound is slow in gases, like in air. The speed of sound is faster in liquids, like in water. The speed of sound is fastest in solids, like in metal.
Sound travels faster in solids than liquids or gases.
Sound moves faster when you put it through solids then liquids then gases
Yes, yes, and yes. Sound can travel through any compressible medium. The denser the medium, the faster sound will travel.
yes it travels through all three medium. infact sound will travle much faster through liquid and solid. remember how they show whale sounds in nature documentries??
The P wave (primary wave).
In general, sound travels fastest through solids, slightly less fast through liquids, and slower through gases. This is because the particles (atoms or molecules) in a sol…id are touching each other and rather fixed together. That is why a solid is "solid." In a liquid, the particles are touching each other, but they are not fastened to each other quite so strongly as they are in a solid. Some of sound's energy is wasted pushing the particles around because they can slide past each other. Some of sound's energy is wasted that way and that is why it moves slower. In a gas, the molecules are rather far apart. For sound to travel through a gas, the molecules must move quite a distance before they collide with other molecules. Sound energy cannot move as quickly when the molecules are not in contact with each other.
yes it can if the hrts are up to 2000hrts a sec +++ Pardon? What are "hrts a sec"? Yes, sound can travel though elastic ("springy") solids such as metal, crystalline roc…ks and ceramics, but the material will affect the bandwidth it can pass..
Sound is a form of energy and is formed by a vibrating body through a medium. The vibrating body transfers its energy to the neighbouring molecules in a medium, which in turn …passes the energy to the other molecules. Thus, sound is propagated.
Yes sound travels through gas, liquids, and solids. All these pass sound waves by vibrating. Sound can not pass through a vacuum since there is nothing to vibrate and carr…y the sound. Additionally, some materials may be able to vibrate but not enough to carry sound and the result is that they absorb the sound. These are used as sound insulators. Examples are foam rubber material and fiber glass home wall insulation.