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Debate Score:282
Arguments:86
Total Votes:363
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Is water wet?

Yes

Side Score: 133
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No

Side Score: 149
17 points

wet

–adjective

1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid: wet hands.

2. in a liquid form or state: wet paint.

Water is a liquid, therefore water is wet.

| Side: liquids are wet
KVendettaW(4) Disputed
2 points

1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid: wet hands.

Water can't be moistened, covered, or soaked with water or other liquid because it's already a liquid.

| Side: No
MesmerLab(3) Disputed
1 point

Water feels 'wet' because of its heat dissipation property. If you were to lie completely still in a tub of water until the temperature stabilized, you would not feel 'wet' at all.

In essence, 'wet' is heat leaving your body.

| Side: No
Spixii(1) Disputed
1 point

There's more to it than that. If you enter water that is at a higher temperature than your body (such as a Jacuzzi® hot tub at 104 degrees Fahrenheit), it still feels wet. It's not just temperature.

| Side: Yes
usucdik(3) Disputed
1 point

Disingenuous postulation, because the definition example is clearly stating a solid (paint) that is affected by water, not that the paint itself is purely a liquid all on its own. If water is in a liquid form already, and is introduced to more water, it doesn't "wet" the water, it simply adds volume. It is a term solely used for a solid with an added liquid that adheres to it. If the water doesn't adhere, then the two are merely sitting side by side.

Mercury can be in liquid form and it doesn't make things wet, and it not wet itself. Being wet is only when water has changed the property of the object. It is simply a relative term.

| Side: No
altarion(1935) Disputed
0 points

Elements of Water:

Hydrogen - 2

Oxygen - 1

Both elements are a gass. Gasses, while in their gas form, cannot be wet. In order for there to be water, Hydrogen and Oxygen must be binded through and electrical charge while in their gas form. Thus water is not wet, because it is made up of two gasses that cannot be wet to make water itself. Water is the factor in which items become wet, but since water is water, and in order to be "wet" you must be covered in water, and an item cannot be covered in its own, water is not wet.

| Side: No
phuqster(119) Disputed
7 points

I cannot believe I just read that. It made me laugh a lot, thanks.

Though I don't think this is a serious debate, your answer appears to belie my belief. An excellent example of getting it nearly right, and yet oh-so wrong.

An atom of Hydrogen on its own is not a gas. An atom of Oxygen on its own is not a gas. A molecule of H20 is not, on its own, a liquid. (look up what makes a gas and a liquid for why)

When you have more than one atom of hydrogen (same for oxygen) at room temperature it forms a gas. When you mix molecules of H20 together at room temperature they form a liquid. When you mix hydrogen gas with oxygen gas, they do not form a liquid, they form a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen gases. However, when hydrogen atoms and oxygen atoms are bonded together (as you so nearly got it) to form molecules they are no longer two gases, but a single mixture of H20 molecules, or water.

Where did you study? Your teacher needs a slap.

| Side: It's not dry is it
xaeon(1071) Disputed
4 points

I'm absolutely stunned that you are trying to argue that water is not a liquid. At standard temperature and pressure, water is a liquid; that is a fact! Arguing this will only make you look very very silly.

It doesn't matter whether hydrogen and oxygen are in gas form at standard temperature and pressure. When they form to make water (firstly becoming H2O molecules, then combining to form water), they become a liquid.

Here is the standard definition of wet:

wet Audio Help /wɛt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[wet] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation adjective, wet·ter, wet·test, noun, verb, wet or wet·ted, wet·ting.

–adjective

1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid: wet hands.

2. in a liquid form or state: wet paint.

3. characterized by the presence or use of water or other liquid.

4. moistened or dampened with rain; rainy: Wet streets make driving hazardous.

5. allowing or favoring the sale of alcoholic beverages: a wet town.

6. characterized by frequent rain, mist, etc.: the wet season.

7. laden with a comparatively high percent of moisture or vapor, esp. water vapor: There was a wet breeze from the west.

8. Informal.

a. intoxicated.

b. marked by drinking: a wet night.

9. using water or done under or in water, as certain chemical, mining, and manufacturing processes.

Look closely at number 2. ...in a liquid form or state: wet paint. Last time I checked (although, you might beg to differ with every person in the world who has half a brain), water is a liquid.

| Side: liquids are wet
4 points

Of course it is. you get soaked in it every time you tkae a shower.

| Side: liquids are wet
3 points

Water is wet because each particle of water is is surrounded by water therefore the particle of water in question is wet. Therefore water is wet.

| Side: yes
2 points

EVERYBODY HU THINKS WATER ISNT WET IS A DUMBASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

| Side: yes
holomanga(10) Disputed
1 point

They're not dumbasses; I've seen some valid points on both sides. You, on the other hand, are a dumbass.

| Side: No
1 point

If Chuck Norris wants the water to get wet, the water will get wet...

| Side: Chuck Norris
altarion(1935) Disputed
3 points

No. You are wrong, because when Chuck Norris goes swimming, he doesn't get wet, the water gets Chuck Norris. So in saying such an argument, I rest my case involving Chuck Norris. ^_^

| Side: Chuck Norris
1 point

Water is suppose to be wet regardless of whether is it hot, warm or cold.

It will still be wet because it is a liquid.

Ice is still wet isn't it ?

| Side: yes
MesmerLab(3) Disputed
1 point

Ice is not wet. Ice is a solid, not liquid. Presumably, the 'wetness' you're referencing is the H2O that has warmed up to its liquid state.

This is similar to how steam is not wet. You will get condensation once the steam moves from a gas to a liquid state, but the gaseous state of H2O is not 'wet'.

| Side: liquids are wet
1 point

water isnt wet molecules inside it is wet

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| Side: yes
1 point

2. in a liquid form or state: wet paint. If anyone says no then they obviously can't read.

| Side: yes
1 point

It is a liquid and it feels wet so it should count as being wet.

| Side: yes
1 point

this is an old and by now boring argument.

wetness is defined as being in contact with water, or covered soaked or doused in water. the reason anything covered in water is defined as 'wet' is because WATER IS WET

things that can get wet can later become dry. water cannot become dry, BECAUSE IT IS WET

| Side: No
1 point

As stated in the definition of wet,

2. in a liquid form or state.

- saying that waster in its liquid form is wet.

However, in the other definition:

1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid.

- This states that "wet" is a feeling that need to involve two or more physical matters, therefore water cannot be wet on its own unless accompanied by another object; such as a hand.

| Side: yes
1 point

so me and my boy.. friend?, were having a talk abut if water is wet or not.. he doesnt think so. but i mean water is a liquid there for its not dry.. and you throw water on something the object becomes wet. so how could water be dry and sill get another object wet.. it cant?!! lol. there for water being a liquid, is wet! even though its never been dry:] taylor!!. HAHAHA.

| Side: yes
1 point

Yes it is because if it was not it would be dry and water is not dry

| Side: It's not dry is it
KVendettaW(4) Disputed
1 point

Water is neither wet or dry. No one ever said everything had to be one or the other.

| Side: No
1 point

it is wet it is not dry if it waw not it would not be water

| Side: yes
1 point

Water is wet definitely.Water is composed of two elements- hydrogen and oxygen.The definition of wet is "Covered or soaked with a liquid" and water is a liquid,hence its wet.

Supporting Evidence: Water Leaks Alpharetta GA (www.dlplumbingservices.com)
| Side: yes
1 point

Wet is wet and water if it is in a liquid form is wet, but the real question is how many water molecules does it take for water to feel wet to us?

| Side: yes

Yes water is wet it is a liquid.

| Side: yes
1 point

SHUT UP ALEX!

You're wrong!

Water is wet!!!

How is it not wet because it definitely isn't dry!!!!

| Side: yes
1 point

I agree... This alex u talk of is really stupid!!

How could he think otherwise........

| Side: yes
1 point

Can you wet something with something that is not wet ?

If not how if water wet

| Side: yes
1 point

Yes, water is wet and i can prove this by dipping my clothes in bucket full of water...Think on this....

Supporting Evidence: Water Leak Repair (www.allkarepropertydryingout.co.uk)
| Side: Yes
1 point

A single water molecule, besides being microscopic, wouldn't be wet. For something to be saturated, it is "imbued thoroughly; or charged thoroughly or completely". Which means Mickey the water molecule isn't wet by himself. Also, in chemistry saturation means having no free valence electrons. So, if Mickey bonded with at least two other water molecules he would be imbued thoroughly and have no free valence electrons.

For the record, a single water molecule itself isn't wet but water is irrefutably wet.

this argument is debate is irrelevant but it really made me think for once.

| Side: Yes
1 point

"Wetting is the ability of a liquid to maintain contact with a solid surface"

Wetness is determined by the strength of the intermolecular forces of a liquid and a solid that are in contact. Wetness is a property of all liquids, just like viscosity. Since "water" is a liquid, it has the property of wetness, and thus is wet.

| Side: Yes
1 point

water is obviously wet bc e=mcsquared. This is not a dumb joke. mkay?

| Side: Yes
0 points

You guys really need to get a life. :P I maen really all your doing is arguing if water is wet... I mean who cares ... Sure it can be wet because its water and it cant be wet because it can only be wet if it is making something wet.

| Side: yes
0 points

Are you stupid you are the syupidest people on the planet if you think water is dry

| Side: It's not dry is it
holomanga(10) Disputed
1 point

They don't think that water is dry. They think that water is (not wet). There's a big difference - one that you should know.

| Side: No
11 points

By the definition of "wet", water is a factor in becoming wet, but is not wet itself, because when you are wet, you are "covered or soaked with a liquid such as water", and water is water itself, therefore it is not wet.

| Side: No
13 points

What if you pour water on water? Would you be making the old water wet with the new water?

| Side: No
xaeon(1071) Disputed
9 points

Both the old water and the new water would be wet, as they are both liquids, which are inherently wet.

| Side: liquids are wet
Rilesbuger(3) Disputed
2 points

Can you wet something with something that is not wet? ...............

| Side: yes
8 points

However...by the definition of "waterless" which, in its adjective form, means "devoid of water, dry" and if the antonym for dry is wet, therefore water must be wet since it is not dry!

| Side: So sayeth Dictionary dot com
altarion(1935) Disputed
6 points

But it doesn't say the water is dry. Waterless is, as you quote "devoid of water" but the water that was once there isn't waterless; it is still water. If something is devoid of water it is dry, if something is covered in water it is wet, but that doesn't say that water itself is wet or dry. As I said in my previous post, water is water, and if something is itself, then it is not covered in itself. For instance, if you take a single droplet of water, it is what it is. It is neither wet, nor is it dry. Wet is "covered in water". Dry is "devoid of water". But since water is neither covered in itself, nor is it devoid of itself, then it is not wet or dry. And since the question to the debate is "Is water wet?" then my point is proven that it is not wet.

| Side: Water is Water
bobef(3) Disputed
4 points

" moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid"

In most water (oceans, etc, which are by the way connected, so it is not different water) there are plenty of other liquids (oil, piss, etc), so according to this description some water is wet.

| Side: Yes
Rilesbuger(3) Disputed
2 points

Can you wet something with something that is not wet? .…

| Side: yes
holomanga(10) Disputed
2 points

The water molecules are touching other water molecules, so doesn't this make them wet too?

| Side: Yes
8 points

I was gonna ignore this topic, but now that i see the arguments presented... holy shit, water isn't wet.

like... fire isn't burnt.

| Side: No
2 points

i totally agree with the ThePyg guy water isnt wet and fire isnt burnt. You are wet when you get out of water and air mixes with it then yes you are wet. You arent wet in water because the water mixes with water inside of you to balance out when you get out of the water you drip and your body takes in the water on you.

| Side: No
jessald(1906) Disputed
1 point

more like, "fire isn't hot"

| Side: Is fire hot
ThePyg(6750) Disputed
4 points

hot is a feeling. like water feels cool or hot. water can actually be hot you know...

it's more like burnt is a result of being on fire. like wet is a result of being covered in water.

| Side: No
6 points

Wet:

-covered or saturated with water or another liquid : she followed, slipping on the wet rock.

-cover or touch with liquid; moisten

No, water is water, when water touches something that is not water, the thing that the water touches is wet.

I'm pretty sure wet is a word to describe something that isn't usually wet. Like burnt. If you're calling it burnt then I think you are implying that it is not in it's natural state. A rock in it's natural state is hard and sometimes course. When it's not it may be wet, cut, smoothed... get it?

| Side: Water is Water
xaeon(1071) Disputed
4 points

By the look of things, some dictionaries define liquids as being wet, whilst some others do not. But yes, to me (and the definition I found for the word 'wet'), liquids are wet; thus water is wet.

| Side: liquids are wet

Water, no.... Girls...., I better stop.

| Side: No
4 points

I guess water isn't wet to itself. But it can make anything else with so much as a wink.

| Side: She makes us wet
4 points

Water is not wet, the chemistry makes you think it is. When water touches a base, that base is wet. Why? because the H2O made it wet. Think about it! I' am aaamichael and i approve this message.

| Side: No
4 points

No the the effect of water is wet like if your covered in water that makes you wet

| Side: No
4 points

Water is a result of the bonding of three atomic particles, each not wet (two hydrogen, one oxygen) and the collection of those compounds into however large a group is chosen (e.g. in a bottle, pool, lake)

the interaction that each compound has with the others around it is classified as a liquid because they move loosely and without a structure. at an atomic level there is nothing that is "wet"

like someone said earlier (in so many words), when water coats something it is then wet because its state has been altered by the contact with water.

in conclusion water isnt wet

| Side: No
3 points

Water is NOT wet, it is a WETTING AGENT. Taken straight out of my high school textbook dated 2006 publishing year.

| Side: No
2 points

all i have to say is that there is really NO way to prove that water is wet

| Side: No
2 points

•Water isn't wet. Wetness is a description of our experience of water; what happens to us when we come into contact with water in such a way that it impinges on our state of being. We, or our possessions, 'get wet'. A less impinging sense experience of water is that it is cold or warm, while visual experience tells us that it is green or blue or muddy or fast-flowing. We learn by experience that a sensation of wetness is associated with water: 'there must be a leak/I must have sat in something.'

| Side: No
2 points

Water is not wet because ji e tja;a tjow ayt wjot hoih yhuyhfh

| Side: liquids are wet
holomanga(10) Disputed
2 points

That doesn't actually make sense in any language. I don't understand what you are even trying to say.

| Side: Yes
2 points

Since the property of being wet is the measure of the ability of a liquid to adhere to a solid surface, it would be impossible for water to be wet. As water itself is a liquid, it could not adhere to a "solid" surface within itself.

| Side: No
2 points

water is wet, as in the term, "wet" is used to describe somthing as being covered or submerssed in water.

Water it self can not be wet and any object which is covered in water or submerssed in water is in fact not wet as all matter in the universe is ultimately just energy.

| Side: yes
2 points

no, water is not wet. when it has contact with something a finger etc, that becomes wet.

water is made out of two gases. Hydrogen and Oxygen.

THANKS

| Side: No
lucyinthesky(2) Disputed
2 points

Just because you mix both gasses doesn't mean water spontaneously forms.

when a water molecule has both of it's hydrogens bonded with other water molecules then that molecule is saturated on a minute scale. also it would have no free valence electrons in this case, and that by definition means it's a saturated molecule.

So technically one water molecule isn't wet, but 3 or more would be "wet". but thats irrelevant because one liter of water has 3.34 x 10^25 molecules of water, but go figure.

| Side: Yes
2 points

water can only make other things wet, it cannot make itself wet! hahaha

| Side: No
2 points

As stated in the definition of wet,

2. in a liquid form or state.

- saying that waster in its liquid form is wet.

However, in the other definition:

1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid.

- This states that "wet" is a feeling that need to involve two or more physical matters, therefore water cannot be wet on its own unless accompanied by another object; such as a hand.

402 days ago | Tagged As: yes

| Side: No
2 points

Anything that is wet can be dried. You can dry a wet towel. You can dry a wet floor. You can't dry water, therefor it isn't wet. The definition of wet taken from dictionary.com is wet: moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid. You can't do that with water because it's already a liquid.

| Side: No
imrigone(767) Disputed
2 points

You can't dry water...

Sure you can. Its called evaporation

| Side: yes
2 points

Water is only wet in "ambient temperatures." Otherwise, when it at extreme hot or cold temperatures, it is either steam (water vapor) or ice (frozen water).

| Side: No
2 points

water is not wet it is just senses in your body thinking its wet

| Side: yes
2 points

Wet is a result of water touching it. Water in and of itself is not wet it may be soft and pliable but not wet. If water gets on my shirt then water wets my shirt. I dont have wet on my shirt. Wetness is a result not a description of water.

| Side: No
2 points

Let's try and simplify this...water: H2O (two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom) which is the chemical formula for water. in my opinion, the best way to solve this question is to determine why this chemical formula dries?

| Side: No
2 points

objects or substances get 'WET' by water or some other LIQUID so are you trying to say water has been wet by itself... it does not make sense therefore water is not wet it is simply classified as liquid. :)

| Side: No
2 points

Water is not wet as water can not be affected by its own composition. As wet is used to describe something that state has been altered by the presence of a liquid. This does not occur in the example of water

| Side: No
1 point

Not when it's in a gas state.

| Side: No
0 points

am gona go with no,

just to annoy people who see actual arguments to the contrary in this random debate

so it is a no just for the bantor (Scottish translation means laughs)

| Side: No


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