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- Compressional waves can travel through all states of matter. This explains why sound waves (which are a type of compressional wave) can travel through solids, liquids and gases. P waves are compressional waves. Therefore, they too can travel through solids, liquids and gases.
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It depends. Is it a mechanical wave or a electromagnetic wave? Mechanical waves (for example sound waves) travel trough every state of matter and they can't exist without matter. They don't travel through vacuum. Electromagnetic waves travel trough space and get interrupted only by other electromagnetic waves.