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Waves inside a gas are


A
Longitudinal
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B
Transverse
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C
Partly longitudinal, partly transverse
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D
None of these
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Solution

The correct option is A Longitudinal
When a wave propagates through a gas, the displacement of the particle is parallel to wave propagation. Thus, it's a longitudinal wave. 
Transverse waves cannot propagate in a gas or a liquid because there is no mechanism for driving motion perpendicular to the propagation of the wave.
However transverse waves can travel through solids.

Physics

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