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Is water wet?

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Started: 1/11/2018 Category: Science
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Autism327

Pro

Water is wet retard. You don't feel wet underwater because that's all there is, wetness. Look at the definition of wet. Something covered or saturated with a liquid. Water is wet because it covers itself therefore making itself wet. Water stays in it's molecular pattern because the cohesion between other water molecules is stronger than the cohesion between water and your skin. Yes, water molecules will stick to your skin as you get out of a pool or any other body of water. But not a significant amount. Roses are red, violets are blue, water is wet, don't be a Jew.
32ciN

Con

My argument wasn't that you don't feel wet, so you aren't. My argument was that when something is completely submerged it isn't wet because it's not changing the molecular pattern of the water molecules. Not that this even matters though considering that water molecules don't even touch each other.
"Thus the molecules in water are not actually touching each other (which is why it is a liquid rather than a solid) but they are very close together."
-University of Virginia

So not only does being submerged underwater not mean you are wet but the molecules are even separated by the chemical bonds between them.

Another question I have is if water is wet from other molecules what about when you single out a water molecule? Is that water not wet anymore? And if the definition of wet is covered or saturated in water how many water molecules does it take to really cover a single molecule?

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Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by KostasT.1526 9 months ago
KostasT.1526
1. One H2O molecule may not be a liquid, but it is still water. Water does not need to be liquid in order to be water. Ice, for example, is solid water, but is still considered water.
2. Of course, they are not in physical contact, but they are within a distance which is accepted as "touch".
Posted by Masterful 9 months ago
Masterful
If water is not wet, then how come your mother, who is 60% water, becomes wet whenever she sucks my penis?
Posted by Masterful 9 months ago
Masterful
Also, to say that the water molecules "touch" the molecules of the solid surface they're wetting, would be an overstatement, although repulsive collisions due to the thermal vibrations of all the molecules will be frequent.
Posted by Masterful 9 months ago
Masterful
One molecule of H2O would not be a liquid. As you said, what makes a liquid is the molecular structure. One molecule would have an absence of any structure.
Posted by KostasT.1526 9 months ago
KostasT.1526
If only somebody listened to me... I have already elaborated on this many times, but anyway; Pro is right, water molecules make each other wet - they do not need to be in physical contact with each other, just close enough to be considered a liquid body in the macroscopic world, contrary to Con's claims. Answering to Con, a single molecule is, for apparent reasons, not wet, it is the exception.
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