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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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The density of mercury is 13,600 kg/m3 . What is the speed of sound in mercury at 20°C?

The speed of sound in mercury at is .

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The density of mercury is

Temperature

Speed of sound in mercury

Bulk modulus of mercury at is .

The speed of sound in mercury at the given temperature is

Therefore, the speed of sound in mercury at is .

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