A few weeks ago, an interesting exchange took place between Reddit users and Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons. Leaping into a Reddit AMA on the scientifically charged question of whether water is wet or dry, Simons’ reply challenged minds and blew theories out of the water: “No, water is not wet.”
How Wet is Water?
People laughed, and a few commentators leaped in with comparisons to Kyrie Irving’s hastily withdrawn ‘flat earth’ comments.
But the thing is – Simons’ answer was, “on the money.” He went on to clarify that water is not wet, but; “Whatever water gets on is wet.”
Simons is right, according to UCSB Scienceline:
“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.”
One Drop of Water
Wetness has everything to do with the molecular structure of water.
One drop of water is – on average – 0.05 of a milliliter. Each tiny droplet contains an amazing 1,500,000,000,000 billion molecules of H2O, consisting of two hydrogen (H) atoms and one oxygen (O) atom.
However, instead of these billions and billions of molecules all freely moving around, the surface tension created by the molecular power of attraction indicates that droplets are formed, enabling the molecules to remain together.
Veggies That Don’t Like Getting Wet!
When doused in water, some objects become wet more easily than others do, such as vegetables.
Have you ever splashed water onto a cabbage leaf? Plants in the cabbage family are superhydrophobic, meaning that their surface repels water. Other objects become wet instantly – our hair, for example.
While many people may believe that water itself isn’t wet but is a liquid that wets things…it’s inevitable that this debate will continue to fascinate and divide.
So then how is alkaline water from Tyent water ionizers different than regular water?
The molecular structure of water is the key to why Tyent Water is much different than regular water.
The pH value of water is related to the ratio of positively charged hydrogen ions and negative hydroxyl ions.
Water is comprised of two hydrogen atoms for each oxygen atom.
Regular water has an equal number of OH- ions (hydroxyl ions) and H+ ions (hydrogen ions), while alkaline water from Tyent water ionizers has a greater concentration of OH- ions.
Tyent Water is fascinating stuff – especially for washing pesticides off of your fruits and veggies!
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The result? Tyent Water Ionizers deliver unlimited amounts of alkaline hydrogen water that gives you extra energy and stamina to tackle the day ahead.
Some other health benefits of alkaline water include:
- Soothing heartburn symptoms
- Improved weight loss
- Better bone health
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