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  1. May 23, 2017 #1
    What happens to sound when it hits a vacuum? Because there is nothing for the sound wave to vibrate against, what happens to the energy?
     
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  3. May 24, 2017 #2

    DrClaude

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    The sound wave will get reflected back.
     
  4. May 24, 2017 #3

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  5. May 24, 2017 #4
    Anorlunda, what I mean by sound is vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear.
     
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