   # Counting the seconds between a flash of lightning and the clap of thunder is often used to estimate how far away the lightning struck. If sound travels at a speed of 330 m/s, what is the time delay between lightning and thunder for lightning that strikes at a distance of 1.5 miles? ### Chemistry In Focus

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Section ### Chemistry In Focus

7th Edition
Tro + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337399692
Chapter 7, Problem 26E
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## Counting the seconds between a flash of lightning and the clap of thunder is often used to estimate how far away the lightning struck. If sound travels at a speed of 330 m/s, what is the time delay between lightning and thunder for lightning that strikes at a distance of 1.5 miles?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The time delay between lightning and thunder is to be calculated.

Concept Introduction:

Sound is a travelling wave, which is created by a vibrating object.

Speed of object is the distance travelled by it in per unit of time.

The relation between speed, time, and distance is as follows:

Time=DistanceSpeed

Here, distance is in meters, speed is in meter/second, and time is in seconds.

### Explanation of Solution

Given information: The distance between the viewer and lightning is 1.5Miles and the speed of sound is 330 m/s.

The relationship between miles and kilometers is as follows:

1Mile=1.60934Km1.5Mile=1.5Mile×1.60934Km1Mile=2.414Km

Also, the relationship between kilometers and meters is as follows:

1km=1×103m2.414km=2

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