Sound travels the fastest in which of the following mediums?(1) Water(2) Steel(3) Air(4) Kerosene oil

Answer: (2)

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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