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Speed of  Sound in common materials

Material

 Ctrans(m/s)

 

 

 

304

3075

 

 

 

316

3175

     

347

3100

 

 

 

Bitumen

2500

 

 

 

Carbon Steel

3230

 

 

 

Copper

2260

 

 

 

Ductile cast iron

2650

 

 

 

Lead

700

 

 

 

Nylon 6

2620

 

 

 

UPVC

2300

     
Rubber

1900

     

PE

2340

 

 

 

 

Speed of  Sound in common Liquids

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liquid

Velocity of sound m/s

 

 

 

 

Acetate, Butyl

1170

 

 

 

 

Acetate, Ethyl

1180

 

 

 

 

Acetate, Methyl

1150

 

 

 

 

Acetate, Propyl

1180

 

 

 

 

Acetone

1170

 

 

 

 

Acetonitrile

1290

 

 

 

 

Acetonyl Acetone

1400

 

 

 

 

Acetylendichloride

1020

 

 

 

 

Alcohol, Butyl

1240

 

 

 

 

Alcohol, Ethyl

1180

 

 

 

 

Alcohol, Furfuryl

1450

 

 

 

 

Alcohol, Methyl

1120

 

 

 

 

Alcohol, Propyl (n)

1220

 

 

 

 

Alcohol, t-Amyl

1200

 

 

 

 

Alkazene 13

1320

 

 

 

 

Analine

1690

 

 

 

 

Benzene

1300

 

 

 

 

Benzol

1330

 

 

 

 

Benzol, Ethyl

1340

 

 

 

 

Bromoform

920

 

 

 

 

Butylene Glycol (2.3)

1480

 

 

 

 

Butyrate, Ethyl

1170

 

 

 

 

Carbitol

1460

 

 

 

 

Carbon Bisulfide

1160

 

 

 

 

Carbon Disulfide

1150

 

 

 

 

Carbon Tetrachloride

930

 

 

 

 

Castor Oil

1480

 

 

 

 

Chlorobenzene

1300

 

 

 

 

Chloroform

987

 

 

 

 

Cyclohexanol

1450

 

 

 

 

Cyclohexanone

1420

 

 

 

 

Diacetyl

1240

 

 

 

 

Dichloroisobutane (1,3)

1220

 

 

 

 

Diesel Oil

1250

 

 

 

 

Diethyl Ketone

1310

 

 

 

 

Diethylene Glycol

1580

 

 

 

 

Dimethyl Phthalate

1460

 

 

 

 

Dioxane

1380

 

 

 

 

Diphenyl /oxide

1500

 

 

 

 

d-Penchone

1320

 

 

 

 

Ethanol Amide

1720

 

 

 

 

Ethyl Acetate

1190

 

 

 

 

Ethyl Ether

986

 

 

 

 

Ethylene Glycol

1660

 

 

 

 

Formamide

1620

 

 

 

 

Furfural

1450

 

 

 

 

Gasoline

1250

 

 

 

 

Glycerine

1920

 

 

 

 

Glycol

1658

 

 

 

 

Gravity Fuel Oil AA

1490

 

 

 

 

Isopentane

992

 

 

 

 

Kerosene

1320

 

 

 

 

Linalool

1400

 

 

 

 

Linseed Oil

1770

 

 

 

 

Mercury 20C

1420

 

 

 

 

Mesityloxide

1310

 

 

 

 

Methyl Acetate

1210

 

 

 

 

Methyl Napthalene

1510

 

 

 

 

Methylene Iodide

980

 

 

 

 

Methylethylketone

1210

 

 

 

 

Monochlorobenzene

1270

 

 

 

 

Morpholine

1440

 

 

 

 

Motor Oil SAE 20

1740

 

 

 

 

M-xylol

1320

 

 

 

 

n-Hexanol

1300

 

 

 

 

Nitrobenzene

1460

 

 

 

 

Nitromethane

1330

 

 

 

 

Olive oil

1430

 

 

 

 

Parrafin

1300

 

 

 

 

Parrafin Oil

1420

 

 

 

 

Peanut Oil

1460

 

 

 

 

Pentane

1010

 

 

 

 

Petroleum

1290

 

 

 

 

Polypropylene oxide

1370

 

 

 

 

Pyridine

1410

 

 

 

 

Silicone

990

 

 

 

 

Silicone oil

1350

 

 

 

 

Sperm Oil

1440

 

 

 

 

Tert Butyl Chloride

980

 

 

 

 

Tetraethylene Glycol

1580

 

 

 

 

Transformer Oil

1390

 

 

 

 

Trichlorethylene

1050

 

 

 

 

Triethylene Glycol

1610

 

 

 

 

Turpentine

1280

 

 

 

 

Water

1480

 

 

 

 

Water Sea

1530

 

 

 

 

Water Salt Solution 10%

1470

 

 

 

 

Water Salt Solution 15%

1530

 

 

 

 

Water Salt Solution 20%

1600

 

 

 

 

Water D2O

1400

 

 

 

 

Xylene Hexaflouride

880

 

 

 

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