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# What is the speed of sound at the absolute zero?

Updated: 8/10/2023

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11y ago

The speed of sound in air is 331.3 m/s at a temperature of 0Â°C.

The speed of sound changes clearly with temperature, a little bit with humidity - but not with air pressure (atmospheric pressure).

Mechanical vibrations that can be interpreted as sound are able to travel through all forms of matter: gases, liquids, solids, and plasmas. The matter that supports the sound is called the medium. Sound cannot travel through a vacuum.

Look at the link: "The Speed of Sound in Air and the effective Temperature".

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11y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

The speed of sound in dry air at 0 degrees Celsius or 32 degrees Fahrenheit is:

331.3 m/s or 1087.4 fps.

Wiki User

14y ago

If you mean in air, the speed of sound is 331.3 meters per second at 0 degrees Celsius.

Wiki User

11y ago

Theoretically, sound could not pass through any medium that is maintained at absolute zero.

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11y ago

Speed of sound in air is c ≈ 331 + 0.6 × T.

T = Temperature.

Speed of sound in air at 0 °C is c ≈ 331 + 0.6 × 0 = 331 m/s.

Wiki User

11y ago

Speed of sound in air is c ≈ 331 + 0.6 × T.

T = Temperature.

Speed of sound in air at 0 °C is c ≈ 331 + 0.6 × 0 = 331 m/s.

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11y ago

3224.1 m/s

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