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Although sound can travel through water, it will be distorted compared to sound traveling through air. As sound waves pass through the water, they are attenuated and slowed, leading to frequency warping and decreases in ... More »

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Sound propagates through water in the form of alternating compressions and rarefactions in the medium. These disturbances are periodic, taking the form of longitudinal waves having different frequencies, which can be exp... More »

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Sound travels faster under water than in the air. Sound waves travel by conduction from one molecule to another. Water molecules are much closer together than air molecules, facilitating the speed of the sound wave. More »

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