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Which of the Following Terms Apply to Sound Waves in Air and Which to Water Waves? Transverse, Rarefaction, Trough, Crest, Compression, Longitudinal - Science

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Which of the following terms apply to sound waves in air and which to water waves?
Transverse, Rarefaction, Trough, Crest, Compression, Longitudinal

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Solution

Sound waves in air are longitudinal in nature because it forms successive compressions and rarefactions due to the continuous pressure variation.
Water waves are transverse in nature because it forms successive crests and troughs.

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Lakhmir Singh Science Class 9 Physics
Chapter 5 Sound
Short Answers | Q 47 | Page 186
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