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Q & A: Sound Travel

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
does sound travel faster in solid liquid or gas
- Dacia (age 12)
ws,nc,us
A:
Usually, sound moves the fastest through solids, the next fastest through liquids, and the slowest through gases. However, there are lots of different solids, and the speed of sound is different in different ones. The same is true for liquids and gases. So there's no simple rule.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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