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Answered 2012-01-02 17:16:20

Yes sound waves are made from vibrating atoms or particles and so any medium which contains particles can allow a sound wave to travel through it. The only thing a sound wave cannot travel through is a vacuum.

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Would the sound of a distant train travel faster through air or steel train tracks?

The steel train tracks. Sound waves travel fastest through a solid medium.

Can sound waves travel through clouds?

Yes, sound waves can travel through clouds.

Why does sound travel faster in water then in air?

there are more sound waves!Water is denser then air, the waves travel through the water faster. It will go even faster in steel.

How sound waves can travel only in the air?

Sound waves can travel through gases (air), liquids, and solids. Sound waves travel fastest through solids.

Where do sound waves travel through?

Sound waves travel through matter, whether solid, liquid, or gas. They do not travel through vacuum.

Sound waves cannot travel on the?

Sound waves cannot travel through vaccum.

How do sound waves travel through differently through gas solid and liquid?

sound waves travel through gas the slowest.sound waves travel through liquids slow and fast, in the middle.sound waves travel through solids the fastest.

Which waves travel through a medium?

Mechanical waves, such as sound waves travel through a medium. They cannot travel through a vacuum.

What materials will sound travel through?

Sound waves will travel through gases, liquids, and solids. Sound waves cannot pass through a vacuum.

How do sound waves travel to a satellite?

Sound waves require a medium to travel through, and, since space is a vacuum, sound waves can't travel in it.

What can't sound travel through and why?

Sound cannot travel through a vacuum, such as in outer space. "Sound" refers to waves of compression which travel through matter. When there is no matter, there can be no such waves, and therefore no sound.

Why can radio waves travel through space but sound waves can not?

Radio waves travel through empty space because they are electromagnetic waves, whereas sound is a wave that must travel through air.

What type of waves travel through matter?

The type of waves that travel through matter are Electromagnetic waves.

What causes sound waves to travel through air?

the vibration of the particles of medium of the sound waves causes the sound waves to travel

Would sound waves travel faster in water or steel?

The answer is steel. Sound has a greater speed in metals.

Can sound waves travel through wood?

Sound waves need matter to travel through, and wood is matter, so yes, sound waves travel through wood. They travel through wood faster than they do through air, as wood is denser than air.

Are sound waves matter?

`No sound waves are not matter .They can travel through matter but no sound waves are not matter

Sound waves do not travel through what?

Sound wave do not travel through vaccum as it need medium to travel.

Why do sound waves travel faster in steel than in air?

As wave is a type of disturbance and propagates through atom to atom of the medium and in case of steel atoms(molecules) are much closer as compared to atoms(molecules) so sound waves travel faster in steel than in air.

Travel of sound waves through media other then air?

Answer: Sound waves can travel tthrough air, water and solid surfaces. The only thing that sound waves cannot travel through is void.

What can't sound waves travel through?

Sound waves cannot travel through a vacuum. They must travel through a medium, such as a gas, liquid, or solid. Sound waves travel the fastest through a solid. Sound waves are made of vibrating material be it a liquid a gas or a solid There is no material in a vacuum so there is nothing to pass the vibration through.

What happens when waves travel through a medium?

Sound waves travel through any medium with the exception of vacuum. The denser the medium, the faster the sound waves travel, because the waves can be farther apart..

Sound waves are a wave?

Yes, sound waves are pressure waves that travel through matter.

When a tree falls can sound waves travel?

Sound waves travel through matter. Our atmosphere is a mixture of gases which is a form of matter. Sound waves will travel through our atmosphere, even if there is no human ear to receive it.

Can Sound waves can travel in a vacuum?

No. Since there is nothing sound can travel through, sound cannot travel.

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