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Sound transmits better through water (it travels faster and further in water).

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Sound waves transmit sound through a solid, as well as air and water. Sound waves cannot be transmitted through a vacuum.


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Why is the speed of sound greater for stone than water or air?

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Do some sounds travel better through water than air?

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What does sound travell through best?

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Why does sound travel better through water than air?

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Why are light and sound transmitted better through media?

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Does sound travel better though air or water?

Sound travels better and faster in air because air has a lower density than water and the sound vibrations can travel faster through them and with more accuracy, whereas in water the vibrations slowly die out and do not travel well because the density of the water will likely muffle and obstruct the sound waves. sound travels better in air than in water as sound travels in vibrations.. it travels faster in water than in air but it travels better in air.....


Why can't sound travel through space?

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Why is water a good conductor of sound?

Waters' density is higher than air. Therefore it transfers the sound energy better. Steel being more dense still transmits sound through it even better. I would like to add -- try this - have someone hit two stones together in the air - and hear the sound then repeat the exercise with your head under water and have your friend hit the two stones together under water the results will be SO different as the water transports the sound so much more efficiently and faster than air Reason? Easy - water molecules are closer together than the molecules that are in air (another way of saying water is denser than air)


How well does sound travel through water?

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