Because there are less molecules present in gases than, say, a solid. Sound travels through molecules, so if there are more molecules the sound will travel faster. For example, think of a bumpy country road and a smooth tarmac road. You'll travel faster along the tarmac right? This is because there's less bumps and gaps. The same idea works with sound. Less bumps = Smoother transition and therefore higher speed!
Sound travels slower through less dense matter because sound is the result of molecules hitting each other. When there are fewer molecules for the vibrating molecules to bump into, sound travels slower.
Sound waves travel through matter, whether solid, liquid, or gas. They do not travel through vacuum.
They don't. Sound waves travel slowest through a gas.
sound needs a medium to travel through, it could be air, a gas ,solid,or liquid sound cant travel through a vacum
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.
It does. Sound requires matter to move through, and in a gas, the molecules are furthest apart. Sound can travel 17 times faster through steel than it can through air.
sound travels through a gas quicker because in a solid all the particles are very close to each other so it makes it harder for the sound to travel through it where as in a gas all the particles are spread out so it is easier for the sound to travel through it .
sound travels by radiation waves. and can travel through anything basically,
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.
Yes, yes, and yes. Sound can travel through any compressible medium. The denser the medium, the faster sound will travel.
Out of the three states of matter sound travels slowest through gas.
It can travel through a solid, liquid, gas, and plasma
sound can travel through any solid, liquid or gas such as :metal, wood, water and air.
Through solids fastest, then liquids, then a gas.
Your question needs to be defined more clearly, do you mean through which medium does sound travel the fastest? If so, in general the more dense the medium is the faster the sound wave travels; sound travels through Air (a gas) slower than through water (a liquid) because the sound is transmitted by the molecules colliding therefore the more dense the medium the easier the force is transmitted in a direction. It is also for this reason why sound can not travel through a vacuum (there are no particles in a vacuum to transmit the sound wave)
Sound travels by vibrating through matter (solid, liquid, gas) A vacuum is the absence of matter and with out matter there is nothing for sound to travel through
The particles in a solid are closer together than those of a gas. Sound cannot travel through a vacuum.
Sound waves can travel through any matter- liquid, gas or solids. The denser the matter, the faster the sound travels. It cannot travel through vacuum- a vacuum is an absence of matter.
A longitudinal wave like sound waves travel faster through solids than it does through gas