If light causes radiation pressure, what about sound waves?

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What if I put a light object like a small paper boat in front of a large subwoofer and a loud sine wave was played, will that object move away from the sub woofer?

Will the paper boat move away too if the above experiment was done in microgravity? The purpose of microgravity experiment is to eliminate the ground friction factor because the paper boat will be floating freely in midair.

Does different wave forms produce different effects?
 

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Sound waves do not carry momentum, no.
 
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Thanks for the answer Russ!
 

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