Quantcast
answersLogoWhite
notificationBell
Physics
Space Travel and Exploration

Why will sound not travel in a vacuum?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2013-09-21 15:39:32

In order for a sound wave to travel, it must compress and expand the molecules in the medium it travels through (such as air or water). In a vacuum, there is no medium to be compressed and expanded, so the sound wave cannot travel.

001
๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

Why does the sound not travel through vacuum?

The sound not travel through vacuum because sound need a medium to travel.


How fast can sound travel through a vacuum?

Sound cannot travel through a vacuum.


The velocity of sound in vacuum is?

It is told that sound cannot travel trough vacuum. Sound can only travel through medium.


Sound travels slowest in?

Sound travel slowest in gas. Actually, it is not in vacuum. In Vacuum sound cannot travel at all.


Speed of sound in vacuum?

Zero. Sound cannot travel in a vacuum.


What is the speed of sound in a vacuum?

Sound will not travel in a vacuum, so zero.


Is the speed of sound at its maximum in vacuum?

Sound needs a medium to travel. Vacuum is no medium. Therefore there is no sound in vacuum.


Which environment will sound not travel through?

Sound will not travel through a vacuum.


How fast is the speed of sound in a vacuum?

Sound waves cannot travel in a vacuum.


Can sound travle to space?

Space is a vacuum. Sound cannot travel in vacuum


How does the speed of sound change in a vacuum?

sound can not be in a vacuum because a vacuum has no air. Sound needs a medium to travel though. :)


What does sound go faster through a vacuum or a solid?

Sound does not travel in a vacuum. It needs a medium in which to travel (unlike light) and so sound cannot travel in a vacuum. However, in a solid sound travels faster than in air.


Can Sound waves can travel in a vacuum?

No. Since there is nothing sound can travel through, sound cannot travel.


Does sound travel in vaccum?

Sound needs a medium through which to travel. It will not travel in a vacuum.


Is a sound travel ina vacue?

No, sound cannot travel in a vacuum. Sound moves by vibrating particles of a solid, liquid, or a gas. Since there are no particles in a vacuum, sound cannot travel through it.


How does sound travel through a vacuum?

It does not. Sound needs particles to be transmitted. Vacuum does not have particles.


If a tree fell in a vacuum why wouldn't you hear a sound?

Sound does not travel through a vacuum.


Is vacuum the sound that travels best?

No: worst. Sound cannot travel though a vacuum.


Can people here sound in space?

No. Sound is the vibration of air. Sound will not travel in a vacuum. Space is a vacuum


Why does sound not travel in a vacuum?

it does not travel in a vacuum because the molecules do not have any air <><><><><> Sound travels by vibrating the medium, i.e. air. Without a medium, sound cannot travel.


Can sound travel through vacuum tube?

Sound cannot travel through vacuum, but unless there is sufficient insulation, sound might travel through the material the tube is made of.


What must sound have in order to travel?

An atmosphere. Sound cannot travel in a vacuum.


What can sound waves not travel in?

sound waves can't travel in a vacuum (space)


How fast do sound waves travel through a vacuum?

You'd have to say that the speed of sound waves in vacuum is zero, becausesound can't travel through vacuum at all. Not even an inch. Sound needs amaterial substance to travel through.


Can sound travel in a vacuum?

No, sound requires a medium to travel.No it must travel through matter


Still have questions?

Trending Questions
What times 10 equals to 1000? Asked By Wiki User
How old is Danielle cohn? Asked By Wiki User
Previously Viewed
Unanswered Questions