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At a given temperature, the velocity of sound in hydrogen is .......................  its velocity in oxygen.


A
greater than
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B
less than
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C
same
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D
none of these
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Solution

The correct option is A greater than
The speed of sound is inversely proportional to the mean molecular weight of the gas. Since molecular weight of oxygen is more than that of hydrogen, speed of sound is more in hydrogen, 

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