# Can we split an atom using sound waves?

A glass breaks when a sound wave matches the frequency produced by glass when it vibrates. Can we use this phenomenon of resonance to split an atom?

So the sound wave can't actually reach a scale where it is able to induce resonance in an atom. Furthermore the frequencies required to make the wavelength small enough are ridiculously high. So high in fact that they are limited by properties of the medium. Even at 1GHz the sound wave would only have a wavelength of $3*10^{-4}$m which is still 6 orders of magnitude away from the size of a hydrogen atom.