nothing A sound wave is a mechanical wave that can travel through any gasses, liquids, or solids. sound waves can not travel in outer space because there is nothing for the wave to travel through. Sound is vibration. Thus, it travels through anything that has mass. While it can travel through the air, the travel time and the clarity get better and better as the object gets denser and denser. Seeing as space has no…
Sound waves would travel faster through solids than liquids and gases, because the molecules in a solid are packed more tightly unlike liquids and gases which have their molecules spread out. Sound waves would travel slower through gases because their molecules are very far away from each other unlike liquids which have its molecules closer but not to close.
sound travel in air only but some cases thre sound travel in the water like sonar type used in boat. The above is false. A sound wave, as a longitudinal wave, travels through lateral movement of particles and therefore travels faster in denser materials. It travels farthest in solids, then liquids, and finally gases (like air.)
Think about how sound waves travel. They travel through vibrations of atoms. Then think about how atoms/molecules are concentrated in gases and solids... Gases are sparsely populated, there is alot of space between each atom. Solids are dense atoms are packed tightly together, therefore vibrations travel much easier through them.
sounds are vibrations; they travel thru water like they travel thru air- waves **Sound travels in mechanical waves. A mechanical wave is a disturbance that moves and transports energy from one place to another through a medium. In sound, the disturbance is a vibrating object. And the medium can be any series of interconnected and interactive particles. This means that sound can travel through gases, liquids and solids.
Sound can travel through any medium. If you remove the medium you would end up with a vacuum. It is in vacuums that sound cannot travel as it needs a medium to travel (it travels as a compression wave or shear wave). Space is almost a perfect vacuum so sound is unable to travel through space. Source: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_it_that_cannot_sound_travel_through
A sound wave. This is because the sound wave is transverse meaning it needs a medium to travel through. Most solids will block visible light but not other types of light. The solid works best for the transverse because the atoms are close together making it easy to transfer the wave through the material.