# How Does Sound Travel Through Solids?

## How fast does sound travel through solids?

approximately 6000 metres per second

## How sound travels through solids liquids and gases?

Sound waves travels through a medium such as a solid, liquid, or gas. These waves move through each of these mediums by vibrating the molecules in the matter. Liquids molecules are not packed as tightly as solids. And gases are very loosely packed.

## How does sound travel through liquids?

Liquids: Sound travels faster in liquids than in gases because molecules are more tightly packed. Sound travels fastest through solids. This is because molecules in a solid medium are much closer together than those in a liquid or gas, allowing sound waves to travel more quickly through it.

## What does sound travel fastest through?

The speed of sound depends on the medium in which it is transported. Sound travels fastest through solids, slower through liquids and slowest through gases.

## Which is faster sound or light?

Sound travels at about 340meters per second. So, in meters, light travels about 1000 times faster than sound. Light travels about 1km/s faster than sound.

## Why does sound travel faster in water?

Sound travels faster in water compared with air because water particles are packed in more densely. Thus, the energy the sound waves carry is transported faster. This should make the sound appear louder.

## What can sound not travel through?

Sound cannot travel through a vacuum. A vacuum is an area without any air, like space. So sound cannot travel through space because there is no matter for the vibrations to work on it.

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## Can sound travel in a vacuum?

In the vacuum of space, there are no (or very, very few) particles to vibrate, so sound cannot travel through this medium. Radio waves travel perfectly fine through a vacuum because they are a type of electromagnetic wave (light), and electromagnetic waves do not need a medium to travel through.

## Why can sound not travel in space?

How does sound travel through space? A: Sound can’t be carried in the empty vacuum of space because sound waves need a medium to vibrate through such as air or water. However, because the particles are so spread out, the sounds waves they produce are at such a low frequency, humans are incapable of hearing them.