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Does sound travel faster in air or in water?

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hello answerers i have a question: does sound travel faster in air or in water?, please. thanks in advance
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It travels faster in water. Because sound works by transferring energy from one particle to another in a wave like pattern. Because the particles in water are more compacted or close together than in air/ more dense, it makes it easier for the particles to bump into one another to transfer the sound

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Sound travels faster in water, so fast that it hits both ears at about the same time that it is very hard to tell in what direction the sound is coming from. In air the reason you can usually tell where sound is coming from is due to the split second difference of the sound hitting your ears.

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SInce sound is a wave that requires a medium to travel through, the closer together the particles are, the faster sound is transferred between them and reaches your ears faster. However, the density of the molecules in water also means that the energy is dispersed more rapidly than in air.

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I'm not an expert but I would think that sound travels faster in air because there is less resistance.

However sound does travel through water where many oceanic species such as whales and dolphins have been heard.

Thanks for asking.

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The speed of sound is greatest in solid media and medium (middle value) in liquid media and less in the air media. Therefore the speed of the sound will be maximum in the solid medium and least in the air (gas) medium.

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Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air. About 1482 meters/second (4862 ft/sec) in water that's 68 degrees F.

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Sound travels faster in in air than water because water has got a greater density than air .

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