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Rarefaction occurs only in a longitudinal wave. This wave has consecutive compression and rarefaction. An example of a longitudinal wave is a sound wave.

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Rarefaction occurs only in a?

Rarefaction only occurs in a longitudinal wave. Rarefaction is the reduction of the density of a medium. It is the opposite of compression.


Where does rarefaction occur?

Rarefaction occurs in sound waves where there in not compression.


In what kind of wave can rarefaction occur?

Rarefaction occurs in longitudinal (compression) waves, where the medium is alternately compressed and rarefied.


What rhymes with rarefaction?

There are no perfect rhymes for the word rarefaction.


A region of spread out particles of a wave?

Rarefaction (longitudinal waves only).


A region of spread out particles ina compressional wave is called?

I believe you are referring to rarefaction. The "trough" of a compression / rarefaction wave is called rarefaction.


Compression and rarefaction?

Rarefaction is the reduction of an items density, the opposite of compression. Like compression which can travel in waves, rarefaction waves also exist in nature.


What is rarefaction and compression?

Compression is a Pushing Force whereas Rarefaction is a Pulling Force[Compression is the point when the most force is being applied to a molecule&Rarefaction is the point when the least force is applied].Compression happens when particles are forced/pressed together.Rarefaction is just the opposite,it occurs when particles are given extra space&allowed to expand.Compression&Rarefaction are Effects the wave causes.If you look at any normal visual representation of a Sound Wave,the humps above the middle line are called Compressions,the humps below are called Rarefactions.




What is rarefacation?

Rarefaction is the reduction of an items density. Rarefaction is the opposite of compression. It is a technique to look at a species richness.


What type of wave does rarefaction and compression?

this kind of wave that includes compressional and rarefaction is called a longitudinal wave.


How do crest and trough relate to compression and rarefaction?

They don't. They only relate to transverse waves, not longitudinal waves.


What is rarefaction of a wave?

Reduction of a medium's density is known as Rarefaction (or opposite of compression). basimnazeer95@hotmail.comBasim Nazeer.


What is a complete compression and rarefaction in a longitudinal wave?

When you have the complete compression and rarefaction of a longitudinal wave, that is one complete wave.


Is rarefaction a high pressure area of tightly packed molecules?

Rarefaction is a low pressure area, consisting of less molecules, and therefore has less density. Think "the molecules are rare in this area". The opposite of rarefaction is "compression."


Is rarefaction in a longitudinal or transverse wave?

A rarefaction can be in a longitudinal and transverse wave. (Longitudinal and transverse wave are both Mechanical waves)


Why is produced rarefaction and condensation during the sound travlling in the medium?

Why is produced rarefaction and condensation during the sound travelling in the medium?


What is rarefration?

Rarefaction is the decrease in the density of something which is also the opposite of compression. As far as I know rarefration is not a word but i think you are meaning rarefaction.


What is the distances between compression and rarefaction of longitudinal wave?

Compression is the areas where the particles are closer together. Rarefaction is the areas where the particles are stretched apart.



Describe a compression and a rarefaction of a sound wave traveling through air?

Compression occurs when the emitter is moving towards the observer compressing the wavelengths. This increases the pitch and is the 1st half of the Doppler effect.


Why do sound waves undergo polarisation?

Sound waves are compression-rarefaction waves which cannot be polarized. Only transverse waves can be polarized.


What occurs only in plant cells?

Photosynthesis only occurs in plant cells.


Describe a compression and rarefaction of a sound wave traveling through air?

Rarefaction [expansion of Air Pressure] is the opposite of Compression of Air Waves traveling through the Atmosphere.


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