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Water: Why It Is Important To Living Things

By Edited Oct 28, 2016 1 1

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Have you ever wondered what our little and beautiful world would be without "water?" literarily, at best "disaster" at worst, "nothing whatsoever would exist." Water is so vital to us living things that its importance cannot be overemphasize.

Water is a chemical compound with the chemical formula H2O. It consists of one oxygen and two hydrogen

water molecular structure
atoms connected by covalent bonds.

Covalent bonding is a type of chemical bonding between atoms that involves the sharing of pairs of electrons.

pic of child drinking water

african child drinking water

Water plays an essential role in our existence as human beings, yet, it is one of those things that people usually take for granted until it is either gone or unsuitable to drink. Residents in Southeastern United States, in 2007, were forced to note its importance when an extreme drought swept across the region. With absolutely no rain in the region for months, the reservoirs  dried up and lawns shriveled. Restaurants began using paper plates to avoid having to wash dishes. In Athens, Georgia, fans of the University of Georgia homecoming football game were asked not to flush the toilets: stadium attendants were hired to moderate flushing in trying to save water.

Water exists in three different forms which include: solid as ice,

ice cubes
liquid and gas and may seem in entirely different forms on earth: water vapor and clouds in the sky; seawater in the oceans; icebergs in polar oceans; glaciers and rivers in the mountains; and liquid in aquifers in the ground.

pic of woman drinking water

                                                   Conclusion

Water is essential to our body because it makes up more than two-thirds of the human body weight and without it, we would not survive within a few days. It also makes up 95% of the brain. A mare 2% drop in our body's water supply can trigger dehydration. Not only does it help regulate body temperature, but also it assists in nutrient absorption, helps remove waste from your body and moistens oxygen for better breathing. Water carries such important responsibilities; you may wonder how much of it the human body needs daily. It might be important but one must never take it for granted.

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