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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I am trying to understand what the formula v=sq rt( Bulk Modulus/density).

I understand that Bulk Modulus is indicative of a Pressure force and shows how much an object resists being compressed. So if we take a solid, it will have a greater Bulk Modulus than a liquid and so sound will travel faster through a solid. Sound also travels faster through a solid because the molecules are closer together.

Density is an intrinsic property of an object. Except for water, solids have the highest density and gases have the lowest because the molecules are concentrated over a smaller area in a solid.

However, I am having trouble discerning how both Bulk Modulus and density interplay with one another and if one of these terms predominated more than another in a given situation? Also, are both of these terms dependent on phases in anyway?

Thanks so much.

I understand that Bulk Modulus is indicative of a Pressure force and shows how much an object resists being compressed. So if we take a solid, it will have a greater Bulk Modulus than a liquid and so sound will travel faster through a solid. Sound also travels faster through a solid because the molecules are closer together.

Density is an intrinsic property of an object. Except for water, solids have the highest density and gases have the lowest because the molecules are concentrated over a smaller area in a solid.

However, I am having trouble discerning how both Bulk Modulus and density interplay with one another and if one of these terms predominated more than another in a given situation? Also, are both of these terms dependent on phases in anyway?

Thanks so much.