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How do sound vibrations of atoms differ from thermal motion?

Heat(thermal motion) creates random movements in atoms whereas sound causes vibration in atoms in a particular direction.

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Step 1:Thermal motion of atoms

When heat is provided to materials, then atoms in that material undergo random motion.

Step 2: Sound vibration of atoms

Sound causes vibrations in atoms in an ordered way.

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