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Problem 18E

If a gas tap is turned on for a few seconds, someone a couple of meters away will hear the gas escaping long before she smells it. What does this indicate about the speed of sound and the speed at which molecules diffuse through the sound-carrying medium?

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Solution 18E The speed of sound in air is 332 m/s, which is a huge speed. The gas molecules coming out of the gas moves at a very low speed. So, the sound by the gas molecules reaches our ears early than the gas molecules. This is the reason why we hear the sound long before the smell of gas.

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

The full step-by-step solution to problem: 18E from chapter: 19 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 04/03/17, 08:01AM. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Conceptual Physics, edition: 12. This full solution covers the following key subjects: gas, speed, Sound, long, Diffuse. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 45 chapters, and 4650 solutions. Since the solution to 18E from 19 chapter was answered, more than 475 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. The answer to “If a gas tap is turned on for a few seconds, someone a couple of meters away will hear the gas escaping long before she smells it. What does this indicate about the speed of sound and the speed at which molecules diffuse through the sound-carrying medium?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 47 words. Conceptual Physics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321909107.

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