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What is the speed of sound in a vacuum ? Is it faster or slower than its speed in air?

A:

The speed of sound in a vacuum is zero meters per second, as sound cannot travel in a vacuum. Sound is a wave, which means it spreads through the vibration of particles in a medium, such as water or air. Since a vacuum is empty space, there is no medium for the sound to travel through.

 

The speed of sound in air mainly depends on the temperature of the air. On average, it is about 343 meters per second (1,125 feet per second), which is faster than the speed of sound in a vacuum.

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