Speed of Sound is Maximum in

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

The speed of sound is maximum in Soilds. The speed of sound decreases when we go from solid to gaseous state. It depends on the properties of the medium through which it travels. The speed of sound in air at 20 °C is about 343 metres per second.

Answer: The speed of sound is maximum in Soilds.

The substance or material through which sound travels is called medium. In any medium, the speed of sound increases with an increase in the temperature. Air is the most common medium through which sound travels. Sound travels with a speed that is much less than the speed of light as the sound of thunder is heard a little later than the flash of light is seen.

Any object travelling with a speed more than the speed of sound is said to be travelling at supersonic speed. Example: Jet aircraft, Bullets, Missile, etc.


Speed of Sound is Maximum in

Speed of sound is maximum in solid. The audible range of sound for human beings extends from about 20 Hz to 20000 Hz.

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