Question by  skhalilian (1)

Do sound waves take up space in the atmosphere?

I wonder if it will reach capacity.


Answer by  LauraLS (195)

Sound waves will not fill the atmosphere to capacity. Each sound wave has a zone which is higher pressure than average, and a zone which is lower pressure than average, so the overall pressure of the atmosphere remains the same.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

A sound wave has no mass per se, thus it can't take up space and our atmosphere won't fill up. Sound is just a pressure wave in other matter.

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