Does Sound Travel Faster under Water?

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Sound travels faster under water than in air. This is because the speed of sound waves depends upon the material through which they are travelling. You can hear the motor boat sooner and much more clearly underwater than above the water.
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The particles are closer together in water causing them to vibrate faster. Therefore travelling faster.
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Sound relies on the vibration between particles in the medium. In a liquid such as water, these particles are much closer together than in, say, air. So when the sound wave passes
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Because water is incompressible. When you push on air, the molecules squeeze a bit closer together, and can hold that increased local pressure for an instant before being pushed back
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Sound travels faster at higher temperatures. The formula for figuring out the speed of sound is. v = 331 m/s + 0.6m/s/degree. where v is velocity, m is meters, s is seconds and degree
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