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  • I'd say water is wet

    Wet is nice and cool and comfy. Wet means liquid moisture so wet like water which is wet and hydrating so it must be wet because water is a liquid which is soft and feels nice and refreshing after a nice hot warm day of doing stuff people get wet.

  • Nah course not

    No water is not wet. Its one of those myths such as that fire is hot and ice is cold. Many times i have put my clothes in the sea and they turned out nice and dry. . . Perfectly wearable. Equally if i fell in a puddle it was lovely and dry. Conversely, When i went outside in the hot (i mean cold) sun it was awful. . . . . I felt so wet i thought i was going to drown!

  • 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.


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