In which of the following medium speed of the sound is maximum? (1) Steel (2) Wood (3) Water (4) Air (5) Helium

Answer: (1)

The velocity of the sound varies in the different medium as given below.

  • Sound travels in solids at a rapid rate than air, fluid or vacuum.

  • Through denser media, sound travels at a higher rate. The solid density is higher than the air, liquid and vacuum densities.

  • The velocity of sound in Vacuum medium < Gas medium < Liquid medium < Solid medium.

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