Date: Mon Apr 16 15:53:16 2007

Author: Steve Wonnell

Subject: Re: speed of sound



The CRC is online!

NIST also has put a huge amount of reference data online. See

Steve W.

On Mon, 16 Apr 2007, Anthony Lapinski wrote:

> Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 14:27:03 -0400
> From: Anthony Lapinski
> Reply-To:
> To:,,
> Subject: [tap-l] speed of sound
> I know how the speed of sound varies with temperature in air, and am
> wanting the speed of sound in carbon dioxide. I've searched the web with
> no luck. Only found the speed to be 258 m/s at 0 C. Wanted to know other
> values for a speed of sound lab I'm trying soon (with water, tuning fork,
> Alka-Seltzer, etc.).
> Can someone guide me to a web site or a formula for the speed of sound in
> CO2 from 0 C to 100 C? I don't have a CRC Handbook, but am wondering if
> this book might have the information I need.

Steven K. Wonnell, Ph.D.
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Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Johns Hopkins University
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