Water FAQs:


Q: Is water a transparent and nearly colorless chemical substance that is the main constituent of Earth's streams?

A: Yes, and lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms.

Q: Are waters filled with life?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water essential to humans and other lifeforms even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water a good polar solvent?

A: Yes, that dissoves many salts and hydrophilic organic molecules such as sugars and simple alcohols such as ethanol.

Q: Is water about 10−3 Pa·s or 0.01 poise at 20 °C?

A: Yes, and the speed of sound in liquid water ranges between 1400 and 1540 m/s depending on temperature.

Q: Is water present in most rocks?

A: Yes, and the pressure of this groundwater affects patterns of faulting.

Q: Is water also present in the atmosphere in solid?

A: Yes, and liquid, and vapor states.

Q: Is water diverted to irrigation for agriculture?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water in rivers?

A: Yes, and lakes, and the atmosphere, and an even smaller amount of the Earth's freshwater is contained within biological bodies and manufactured products.

Q: Is water calculated to have improved from 30% in 1970 to 71% in 1990?

A: Yes, and 79% in 2000 and 84% in 2004.

Q: Is water trapped for periods of time?

A: Yes, for example in lakes.

Q: Is water also used in many industrial processes and machines?

A: Yes, such as the steam turbine and heat exchanger, in addition to its use as a chemical solvent.

Q: Is water a central sacrament of Christianity?

A: Yes, it is also a part of the practice of other religions, including Islam , Judaism and Sikhism. In addition, a ritual bath in pure water is performed for the dead in many religions including Islam and Judaism.

Q: Is water defined in the Vienna Standard Mean Ocean Water specification?

A: Yes.

Q: Was water an infinite resource?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water vital both as a solvent in which many of the body's solutes dissolve and as an essential part of many metabolic processes within the body?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water freshwater?

A: Yes, and 98.

Q: Is water produced as a byproduct of star formation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water used in power generation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water much higher than those of other analogous compounds like hydrogen sulfide?

A: Yes, They also explain its exceptionally high specific heat capacity , heat of fusion , heat of vaporization , and thermal conductivity. These properties make water more effective at moderating Earth's climate, by storing heat and transporting it between the oceans and the atmosphere.

Q: Was water associated with phlegm?

A: Yes, as being cold and moist.

Q: Is water found in the earth's interior?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water a common solvent?

A: Yes, and dissolving many ionic compounds, as well as other polar compounds such as ammonia and compounds closely related to water.

Q: Is water found in bodies of water?

A: Yes, such as an ocean, sea, lake, river, stream, canal, pond, or puddle.

Q: Is water typically treated at wastewater treatment plants?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water often collected at springs?

A: Yes, and extracted from artificial borings in the ground, or pumped from lakes and rivers.

Q: Is water also extracted artificially in wells?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water present in the Saturnian moons of Enceladus?

A: Yes, as a 10-kilometre thick ocean approximately 30–40 kilometres below Enceladus' south polar surface, and Titan, as a subsurface layer, possibly mixed with ammonia.

Q: Is water an excellent solvent for a wide variety of chemical substances?

A: Yes, as such it is widely used in industrial processes, and in cooking and washing.

Q: Was water needed to produce their food?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water also chemically combined or adsorbed in hydrated minerals?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water hydrogeology?

A: Yes, and of glaciers is glaciology, of inland waters is limnology and distribution of oceans is oceanography.

Q: Is water removed from molecules in order to grow larger molecules?

A: Yes, In catabolism, water is used to break bonds in order to generate smaller molecules. Without water, these particular metabolic processes could not exist.

Q: Is water fundamental to photosynthesis and respiration?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water also central to many sports and other forms of entertainment?

A: Yes, such as swimming, pleasure boating, boat racing, surfing, sport fishing, and diving.

Q: Is water important in many geological processes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water affected by solutes?

A: Yes, as well as air pressure, which is in turn is affected by altitude.

Q: Was water also one of the five elements in traditional Chinese philosophy?

A: Yes, and along with earth, fire, wood, and metal.

Q: Is water hydrography?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water considered a purifier in most religions?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water also central to acid-base neutrality and enzyme function?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water known to be present on Earth?

A: Yes, and covering 71% of its surface.

Q: Is water one of the Millennium Development Goals?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water essential to human and other land-based life?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water used as the working fluid , and the coolant?

A: Yes, In the United States, cooling power plants is the largest use of water.

Q: Is water extensively used for flushing toilets citywide in order to conserve fresh water resources?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water used in water blasting and water jet cutters?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water very small?

A: Yes, but it still affects the properties of water.

Q: Is water done through municipal water systems?

A: Yes, and tanker delivery or as bottled water.

Q: Is water a more expensive solution used in coastal arid climates?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water a liquid between the temperatures of 273?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water used on very hot fires in confined spaces?

A: Yes, and of a hydrogen explosion, when substances which react with water, such as certain metals or hot carbon such as coal, charcoal, or coke graphite, decompose the water, producing water gas.

Q: Is water an icosahedron which accounts for why it is able to flow easily compared to the cube-shaped earth?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water usually described as tasteless and odorless?

A: Yes, although humans have specific sensors that can feel the presence of water in their mouths, and frogs are known to be able to smell it.

Q: Is water more scarce?

A: Yes, and access to clean drinking water was and is a major factor in human development.

Q: Is water a liquid at the temperatures and pressures that are most adequate for life?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water in ice and groundwater?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water also used for dishwashing?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water both a coolant and a moderator?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water widely used in chemical reactions as a solvent or reactant and less commonly as a solute or catalyst?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water also taken as a role model in some parts of traditional and popular Asian philosophy?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water a strategic resource in the globe and an important element in many political conflicts?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water one of the four classical elements along with fire?

A: Yes, and earth and air, and was regarded as the ylem, or basic substance of the universe.

Q: Is water important in both chemical and physical weathering processes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is water excreted from the body in multiple forms?

A: Yes, through urine and feces, through sweating, and by exhalation of water vapor in the breath.

Q: Is water found in seas and oceans?

A: Yes, and 1.7% in groundwater, 1.7% in glaciers and the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland, a small fraction in other large water bodies, and 0.001% in the air as vapor, clouds , and precipitation.

Q: Is water 1,000 kg/m3 , that occurs at 3.98 °C , whereas the density of ice is 917 kg/m3?

A: Yes, Thus, water expands 9% in volume as it freezes, which accounts for the fact that ice floats on liquid water.