Why does sound travel faster in solids and slower in gases?
Sound waves are a mechanical vibration, and the closer the molecules are to each other, the speedier will be the sound.
The velocity of sound in a medium is c=(k/p)0.5. Where c is the velocity, p is the density, and k is the bulk modulus (the springiness).
In solids, the velocity ranges from several km/s for Be, to a low value for lead, which has a low springiness.
Gases of course, have their molecules further apart, they are less dense, and their springiness is lossy.
Sound travels fastest through solids, slower through liquids and slowest through gases. Read More
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Sound travel faster in solids than in liquids, and faster in liquids than in gases. Sound travels faster in water than in the air but in solids it travels about eight times faster. Sound travels at the fastest speed in steel. In solids it travel faster in a hot surface, the particles move faster if the solid is cold its slower the movement. Read More
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Which is true regarding reaction rates at different phases Gases react slower than liquids. Solids react faster than gases. Liquids react faster than solids. Liquids react faster than gases.?
liquids react faster than solids Read More
No, they travel faster through a vacuum. Read More
sound travels the fastest in solids and slower in liquids and even slower in gases and cannot travel in vacuum..so its most difficult for the sound to travel in gases Read More
Sound travels faster through solids because, molecules in solids are much closer together so this allows sound waves to travel faster. Read More
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bcoz in solids the molecules are much closer than gases thts why the closer the molecules the faster the sound travels. Read More
Liquids. P waves travel fastest through solids due to its volume. Gases volume is infinte Read More
Sound can travel in all media. Solids, Liquids, gases, you name it! It travels faster in solids than in liquids, than in gases. It cannot travel through vacuum though. Read More
Sound travels faster in solids than liquids or gases. Read More
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yes because the density is less than gases Read More
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because molecules of solids are closer than the molecules of liquids or gases and hence compressions and rarefactions of sound waves are transferred more quickly in solids. Read More
Sound moves faster when you put it through solids then liquids then gases Read More
Longitudinal faster (apex) Read More
Solids are better conductors than liquids so they solid is faster than a lquid also because since it is a better conductor is molecules move faster heating the object Read More
Light generally doesn't travel faster through solids than through gases. Sound does, but not light. Read More
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. Read More
because in solids atoms are closer to each other Read More
Yes, sound actually travels faster through solids then liquids or gases. Read More
Seismic waves travel through solids, liquids, and gases. Read More
sound is generated mainly due to the mediums molecule vibration in a pattern. In solids, the molecules are more closely packed when compared to gases. Hence, the vibration occurs faster and hence the sound is tramsmitted sooner. Read More
Sound travels slower through gases than through liquids and solids because the molecules in gases are?
sound travels slower through gases as compared to solids and liquids because there is more inter-moleculer space in gas as compared to solids and liquids. Read More
It may seem awkward, but sound actually travels faster through solids than gasses, especially dense solids. Read More
The media that sound moves faster in order are solids, then liquids, and then gases or air. Sound cannot travel in a vacuum because it is a vibration of molecules. Read More
Entirely dependant upon the substance e.g. particles in gases travel at a much faster speed that liquids and faster still than solids. Read More
in steel sound travel faster than water because liquids are more denser than gases but less denser than solids so solids is more denser than liquids and gases.so in steel sound travels more faster than water Read More
Transverse waves can only pass through solids and on the surface of a fluid (usu. a liquid), so i assume you are talking about longitudinal waves of which all would pass through solids faster. Read More
sound waves travel slowest in gases as the particles are further apart than in solids or liquids, therefore the movement is passed on slower between each particle. hope that helps. i rambled a tad :/ Read More
S-waves cannot travel through liquids, but they can travel through solids and gases. P-waves can travel through solids, liquids and gases. Hope this helped! :D Read More
Solids, by conduction. Fluids, by convection. Read More
window, because sound travels fastest through solids, liquids second, and gases last. Read More
This will not answer the question; however sound does not travel thru solids, as sound waves travel only thru gases or air. Read More
Sound travels faster through solids. It does this because sound is generated mainly due to the mediums molecule vibration in a pattern. In solids, the molecules are more closely packed when compared to gases. Hence, the vibration occurs faster and hence the sound is tramsmitted sooner Read More
Air can travel through some kinds of solids, if they are porous. Otherwise it can't. It can travel through liquids in the form of bubbles. It does not exactly travel through gases so much as mix with them. Read More
solids because the atoms are closer together Read More
Sound will travel fastest through gases because the molecules are a lot more spaced apart, it will travel slowly through liquids and hardly at all through solids. Read More
There are too many 'materials' to list but generally, sound travels faster in solids than in liquids, and faster in liquids than in gases. In other words, the denser the material, the faster sound travels. Read More
Yes. They travel the fastest through solids. Read More