How sound waves travel at different speeds in different mediums/conditions
The speed of sound depends on the temperature, stiffness, and density of the medium the sound travels through. Sound travels slower in low temperatures, faster in stiff media, and slower in denser materials. For example, sound travels faster in solids rather than liquids or gases because the particles in a solid are closer together, so they bounce back and forth quickly as the compressions and rarefactions of the sound waves pass by.
Does sound travel faster in solids or liquids?