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Sound requires a material medium for its propagation while light does not require any material medium for its propagation.


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True

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False

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The correct option is A

True


Sound is a mechanical wave while light is an electromagnetic wave.

Mechanical Wave - A wave that requires a physical medium to propagate. Example: Sound waves can not travel through the vacuum (empty space).

Electromagnetic Waves - Do not require a physical medium to propagate. Electromagnetic waves can travel through the vacuum. Examples: Radio waves, visible light, x-rays, etc.


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