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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Zykerrr, Apr 3, 2020.


Is water wet?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. So I was just thinking to myself, is water itself wet? I personally think no but what do all of you think?
    Posted Apr 3, 2020
  2. Water can make things wet, but water itself is not wet!
    Posted Apr 3, 2020
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  3. Hey!

    So, fire itself burns things, but we all know that it isn't burnt itself right? Water, wets things, but it doesn't wet itself. Therefore, water isn't wet. I just don't know if you guys are ready for that conversation yet...
    Posted Apr 3, 2020
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  4. God i wish water could wet itself
    Posted Apr 3, 2020
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  5. I actually asked my biology teacher if water is wet because he is a pretty cool dude, and he confirmed with me that yes, water is wet. Something wet can be the substance that creates wet itself I guess.
    Posted Apr 3, 2020
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  6. My Best bet would be saying that water is wet as I believe it.
    Posted Apr 4, 2020
  7. Good day, Zgremling180!

    As this is a controversial topic to others, water is classified as not wet. Water molecules do, however, make objects/surfaces wet when it comes into contact with them. While I'm not sure about the whole science behind this topic, this reply is only in my opinion (please don't come at me).

    Thank you,
    Posted Apr 4, 2020
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  8. I will not come and burn you at a stake like all the other hater don't worry ;)
    Posted Apr 4, 2020
  9. *Haters
    Posted Apr 4, 2020
  10. I am Madara Uchiha I will put the entire world in an infinite dream and you can live your happy realities forever but unbeknownst to me the world is deteriorating and all the people are turning into pure white unkillable lean mean fighting machines.
    Posted Apr 4, 2020
  11. I'm not here to argue this situation, i'm just going to give a few words. Water is not wet.

    Have a good day!
    Posted Apr 4, 2020
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  12. waterproof water when?
    Posted Apr 4, 2020
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  13. Listen up kids I'm about to smack you with science:
    Being a liquid, water is not itself wet, but can make other solid materials wet.

    Wetness is the ability of a liquid to adhere to the surface of a solid, so when we say that something is wet, we mean that the liquid is sticking to the surface of a material.

    Whether an object is wet or dry depends on a balance between cohesive and adhesive forces. Cohesive forces are attractive forces within the liquid that cause the molecules in the liquid to prefer to stick together. Cohesive forces are also responsible for surface tension. If the cohesive forces are very strong, then the liquid molecules really like to stay close together and they won't spread out on the surface of an object very much. On the contrary, adhesive forces are the attractive forces between the liquid and the surface of the material. If the adhesive forces are strong, then the liquid will try and spread out onto the surface as much as possible. So how wet a surface is depends on the balance between these two forces. If the adhesive forces (liquid-solid) are bigger than the cohesive forces (liquid-liquid), we say the material becomes wet, and the liquid tends to spread out to maximize contact with the surface. On the other hand, if the adhesive forces (liquid-solid) are smaller than the cohesive forces (liquid-liquid), we say the material is dry, and the liquid tends to bead-up into a spherical drop and tries to minimize the contact with the surface.

    Water actually has pretty high cohesive forces due to hydrogen bonding, and so is not as good at wetting surfaces as some liquids such as acetone or alcohols. However, water does wet certain surfaces like glass for example. Adding detergents can make water better at wetting by lowering the cohesive forces . Water resistant materials such as Gore-tex fabric is made of material that is hydrophobic (water repellent) and so the cohesive forces within the water (liquid-liquid) are much stronger than the adhesive force (liquid-solid) and water tends to bead-up on the outside of the material and you stay dry.
    Want me to add a particle diagram?
    Posted Apr 4, 2020
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  14. I don't think that water is wet because the word "wet" can be applied only to solid objects.
    Posted Apr 4, 2020
  15. After all my science, it comes down to this.
    *plays Astronomia
    Posted Apr 4, 2020
  16. Water itself is wet, which is why it's able to make other things wet.
    Posted Apr 4, 2020
  17. water is not wet
    Posted Apr 4, 2020
  18. nice copy pasta from UCSB Science line
    Posted Apr 5, 2020
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  19. Copy Pasta LOL
    Posted Apr 5, 2020
  20. My biology teacher said water is wet, and he has a doctorate. Water is wet, water touches water, therefore it is wet. I am noticing that half or more of the arguments on the no side are saying that water (or other liquid) is a necessary part of the definition of "wet" - if liquid is necessary to define wet, wouldn't that mean that you cannot be "wet" without a liquid? If that is true, then you can define any liquid as being "wet"? Therefore, I would submit that water must be wet. Water is wet. (yes half of that is copy and pasted but it's true)
    Posted Apr 5, 2020
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