Interesting Water Facts

Water is such an important element in the lives of animals and people alike. Plants also benefit from it. The majority of countries have enough water to live by; others lack it. These are things we will comment on below!

We have some interesting water facts for you now:

  • the importance water has on all living things is undisputed. Without it, we’d die. Humans can do without water for about 1 week (less if we’re talking about hot temperatures);
  • here’s the science part. In chemistry, water is known as H2O. This is its chemical formula. It means 1 oxygen atom and 2 hydrogen atoms. These are the main elements contained in a water molecule. The hydrogen atoms are connected to the oxygen one;
  • water comes in various states. These are as follows: gas, solid, and liquid. In fact these states are known under different names. The liquid one is called “water;” the solid state has the following name: ice. The last state is popular as water vapor (or steam);water
  • in nature we can find pure water, too. This is both tasteless and odorless. Its pH level: approximately 7;
  • water is known to restrict while going above 4 °C. But it will expand when it cools from 4 °C to 0 °C (39.2 °F to 32 °F);
  • 212 °F (or 100 °C) is when water starts to boil. This happens when the sea level has normal conditions. Things change when talking about Mount Everest; there, water begins a boiling process when it reaches 154 °F (68 °C);
  • some 70% of our planet’s surface is covered in water;
  • seawater is the water from either an ocean or a sea. 1.2 oz (35 grams) of dissolved salt can be found in 2.2 lb (1 kg) of seawater. In fact this mustn’t be considered drinking water. Freshwater, on the other hand, is. That’s because the dissolved salt concentration of this type of water is under 1%;
  • there are 3 large oceans on this planet. Their names are the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean. From this group, the latter is the largest ocean;
  • hydropower creates electricity. Turbines that are connected to various generators use water to drive them. This produces precious electricity;
  • crops grow thanks to agricultural irrigation. The soil used in this case receives water in an artificial way;
  • water is brought into our homes via the water industry. Distillation, purification, plumbing and various other services are all offered by this industry;
  • fires are extinguished by helicopters and firefighters. The former use water to do that during a bushfire; the same happens when a wildfire starts;
  • people also use water when cooking something. This element is essential when you boil or steam various types of food;water-molecule
  • scientists discovered water in an ice state on planet Mars;
  • fats and oils never mix well when water’s involved. These dissolve in it with ease: acids, salts, and sugar;
  • more than 1.5 billion people have no access to safe water. In fact they also don’t have access to clean water. These people mostly live in Africa and India, where water crisis is recorded on a large scale;
  • our planet’s temperature is balanced by water;
  • nature has something called a water cycle. It’s made of 5 parts. Here are their names: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration, and surface run-off;
  • the air and ground have water, too;
  • about 70% of our bodies contain water;
  • the ground contains 30% of fresh water;
  • water health is very important. Unclean water can produce life-threatening diseases;
  • cucumbers contain 95%. Same with jellyfish;
  • developing countries record major water waste. This reaches 50%;
  • the Earth as we know it today contains the same water amount as the time when the planet was more than 1,000,000 years old;
  • there’s 1.7% of water that cannot be used for drinking. This is because this water is in a frozen state;
  • an interesting fact is that a person in good health drinks approximately 48 cups of water per day;
  • tea, coffee, and soft drinks all have water in them (apart from caffeine);
  • water has different properties. They’re both physical and chemical.

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