SPEED OF SOUND IN DIFFERENT MEDIUM

Sound of Class 9

Sound travels with different speed in different media like solid, liquid and gas. This is because, sound travels in  a medium due to the transfer of energy from one particle to anothe

r particle of the medium.

 

 SPEED OF SOUND IN DIFFERENT MEDIUM

SOLID:

Since the particles of solid are close to each other, so transfer of energy from one particle to another takes place in less time (i.e. faster). Hence speed of sound in solids is large.

LIQUID:

Speed of sound in liquids in less than in solids since the particles are away from each other as compared to solids.

GAS:

Speed of sound in gases is less than the speed in liquids and solids as the particles are far always as compare to slides and liquids.

GAS

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LIQUID

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SOLID

Speed of sound increases from left to right

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