Once and for All: Is Water Wet?

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Julija Sapic

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Is water wet?

This question has been passionately debated by students for the past month, and it still continues to be a popular topic brought up in daily conversations. We have Googled answers, found scientific studies, and participated in yelling matches, all to prove whether the answer is a simple “yes” or “no”. We even set up a poll here on the Obama Eagle, which 27 people voted in. The results were this: 59% said yes, and 41% said no.

If you think about it, it’s a very complex concept, and there’s justification for multiple answers. For example, if the definition of wet is “covered or saturated with water or another liquid,” at least according to Google, then how can water not be wet when it’s already covered with itself? But then couldn’t you say that one water molecule isn’t wet, but multiple are, seeing as the singular molecule can’t make itself wet? You see, it is very confusing! That’s why student Tait McCann decided to find out once and for all whether or water is wet.

Tait did thorough research and came to the conclusion that the answer is both yes and no. He found that if the total mass of the water is more than or equal to 1 gram, then it is indeed wet; any mass less than that would mean that the water isn’t wet. Here’s why this is the case: if the mass is any less than 1 gram, say 0.9 grams, it is instantly absorbed by a living organism, so that organism cannot feel the water, and therefore it cannot be identified as wet. This also explains that in order for something to be considered wet, it must be a living organism, or a solid object. So I suppose this means that the true answer is no, because water is a liquid and liquids can only make other things wet, not themselves. But then this leads to more questions, like can ice be wet? Can mercury be wet? Now it’s your turn to figure it out!

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