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# Does sound travel more slowly through a given medium with a low temperature or high temperature?

Updated: 8/10/2023

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Sound travels more slowly through a medium when it is at a low temperature because in a low temperature the molecules move slower and in a high temperature the molecules move faster. For Example: ice that is frozen and boiled water in ice the water doesn't move as fast so the molecules were slower than in the boiled water. HOPE I HELPED YOU!!

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Sound travels faster through dense material. This is because molecules in a dense(solid) medium are much closer together than those in a liquid or gas(thin), allowing sound waves to travel more quickly through it.

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