Asked by: Ilyas Ouille
asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th January, 2020

Does water carry sound better than air?

Sound in water
In water, the particles are much closer together, and they can quickly transmit vibration energy from one particle to the next. This means that the sound wave travels over four times faster than it would in air, but it takes a lot of energy to start the vibration.

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Likewise, how much faster is sound in water than air?

Sound travels 4.3 times faster in water than air. In water, the particles are much closer together and they can quickly transmit vibration energy and the sound wave travels over four times faster than it would in air.

Also, how does water affect sound waves? Water affects sound waves in several ways. For example, they move several times faster through water than air, and travel longer distances. However, because the human ear evolved to hear in air, water tends to muffle sounds that are otherwise clear in air.

Furthermore, does sound travel faster in water or steel?

In fact, sound waves travel over 17 times faster through steel than through air. Sound waves travel over four times faster in water than it would in air.

What materials amplify sound the best?

The best materials for carrying sound waves include some metals such as aluminum, and hard substances like diamond.

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