Sound travels fastest in which of the following substances : (1) Solids (2) Liquids (4) Gases (4) None of the above

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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