Centimeters Per Second to Speed Of Sound Conversion

Enter the speed in centimeters per second below to get the value converted to speed of sound.

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1 cm/s = 2.9155E-5 sound
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How to Convert Centimeters Per Second to Speed Of Sound

To convert a centimeter per second measurement to a speed of sound measurement, divide the speed by the conversion ratio.

Since one speed of sound is equal to 34,300 centimeters per second, you can use this simple formula to convert:

speed of sound = centimeters per second ÷ 34,300

The speed in speed of sound is equal to the centimeters per second divided by 34,300.

For example, here's how to convert 50,000 centimeters per second to speed of sound using the formula above.
50,000 cm/s = (50,000 ÷ 34,300) = 1.457726 sound

Centimeters per second and speed of sound are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Centimeters Per Second

Centimeters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in centimeters in one second.

The centimeter per second, or centimetre per second, is an SI unit of speed in the metric system. Centimeters per second can be abbreviated as cm/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as cm/sec. For example, 1 centimeter per second can be written as 1 cm/s or 1 cm/sec.

In formal expressions, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to separate units used to indicate division in an expression.[1]

Centimeters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dcm / tsec

The velocity in centimeters per second is equal to the distance in centimeters divided by time in seconds.

Speed Of Sound

The speed of sound is the distance a sound wave travels through an elastic medium. The speed of sound through air at 20 °C is equal to 343 meters per second,[2] or roughly 767 miles per hour.

Speed of sound can be abbreviated as sound; for example, 1 speed of sound can be written as 1 sound.

Centimeter Per Second to Speed Of Sound Conversion Table

Centimeter per second measurements converted to speed of sound
Centimeters Per Second Speed Of Sound
1 cm/s 0.000029155 sound
2 cm/s 0.000058309 sound
3 cm/s 0.000087464 sound
4 cm/s 0.000117 sound
5 cm/s 0.000146 sound
6 cm/s 0.000175 sound
7 cm/s 0.000204 sound
8 cm/s 0.000233 sound
9 cm/s 0.000262 sound
10 cm/s 0.000292 sound
100 cm/s 0.002915 sound
1,000 cm/s 0.029155 sound
10,000 cm/s 0.291545 sound
100,000 cm/s 2.9155 sound


  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units, https://www.nist.gov/pml/special-publication-811/nist-guide-si-chapter-6-rules-and-style-conventions-printing-and-using
  2. CK-12, Speed of Sound, https://www.ck12.org/physics/speed-of-sound/lesson/Speed-of-Sound-MS-PS/

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