Why Is Water Wet?

Water is normal in our everyday lives, but it’s also very weird

Farah Egby
Oct 20, 2019 · 6 min read
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Credit: fotografierende (adapted by author)

Water, water everywhere

H2O

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Greedy oxygen atoms

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Credit: Riccardo Rovinetti

Poles apart

Opposites attract

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Credit: chris 論 (vectorisation), Raimund Apfelbach

Stickiness

Is water wet?

The experience of water

We experience water as wet. We can translate this by saying that an interaction with water means being wet.

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Credit: Snapwire

Why is water wet?

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