Total internal reflection will only occur when a wave travels from a medium where it has a low speed to a medium where its speed is greater.
Please explain the following in detail:
Can sound undergo total internal reflection at a smooth interface between air and water? Yes or No
If so, in which medium must it be traveling originally? air, water, or both
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