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Sound travels at a speed that is much less than the speed of light.
The speed of sound depends on the properties of the medium through which it travels. The speed of sound in a medium depends on the temperature of the medium. [ see more: how speed of sound changes with temperature change]
- The speed of sound decreases when we go from a solid to a gaseous state.
In any medium as we increase the temperature, the speed of sound increases.
- For example, the speed of sound in air is 331 m/s at 0 oC and 344 m/s at 22 oC.
The speeds of sound at a particular temperature in various media are listed in Table 1.