In which of the three media, air, water or iron, does sound travel the fastest at a particular temperature?

Answer

Sound travels the fastest in solids, slower in liquids and the slowest in gases.

The velocity of sound at a particular temperature in decreasing order,

Iron > Water > Air

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  2. Chapter 12 Class 9 - Sound

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