What Is Water?

By: Shreya Mahajan
A Break Diver in India

[Edited slightly by staff editors for clarity, paragraphs, and spelling, but in general, the English and grammar remain in the style of the author.]

What is water?

  1. Litre of water weighs 1 kilo and when electrolysed will produce hydrogen and oxygen as described by the following equation.
  2. H2O(l) → 2 H2(g) + O2(g).
  3. In atomic weight terms 36.0012kg of water gives 4.0032kg of hydrogen and 31.998kg of oxygen.
  4. So a single kilo will get you 4.0032/36.0012 or 111.19gm of hydrogen and 31.998/36.0012 or 888.81gm of oxygen.

Well, all these things made no sense to me. Maybe the above made no sense to you too. So, instead of talking about 1 litre, let’s just take 1 glass of water.

Nowadays, this one glass of water is really important for all of us. And here’s the main thing: it helps you to increase your immunity to illness. This is especially very important at the time I am writing this, because we are all stuck in lockdown due to the pandemic. As a result, we may have fewer availability to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

So, every day, we are supposed to drink 8 eight-ounce glasses, but it’s a fact that 4 out of 10 people never drink as much as they should. We often do not drink enough water to help prevent us from suffering from skin diseases, and even obesity. Approximately two-thirds of the adult human body is made of water, so why don’t we drink enough? Did you know your tissues and organs are also mainly made up of water? They need lots of water to survive and operate effectively.

Moreover, your brain itself is 80% water. Your muscles (including your heart) are 75% water. Your blood is 83% water. Your lungs are 90% water. Your skin is 64% water. And even your bones are 30% water!

Water…water…..water. It’s everywhere in your body.

So here’s the main point of this article: to keep your brain healthy, your muscles strong, and your skin looking good, just drink as much water as you can (up to the recommended 64 ounces per day). It’s also recommended by doctors to drink 1 full eight-ounce glass of water as soon as you wake up.

So keep your body healthy by drinking enough water and stay safe during this difficult time! And remember: do not OVERdrink water. Too much water in your body and you can die. We don’t want that! Stay strong!

I am Shreya
Thank you!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hi, I am Shreya. I am from India. I am a college student and want to be a professor of English literature. It’s my dream to run an NGO for women and children. My NGO will help them create new employment opportunities and help provide them bright futures.

Photo by Daniele Levis Pelusi on Unsplash


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