Wateris a transparent liquid that fills the world’s lakes, rivers,oceans, and rain. It is also a constituent of most of the organism’sfluids and it is typically the pillar of life. On the other hand,Blood is a body fluid that serves the crucial function oftransporting substances within the body, both in the form ofnutrients and waste products. Also, water has its major buildingblocks as the essential chemical atoms such as hydrogen and oxygenthus its formula, H2O. On the contrary, blood contains variouscomponents such as plasma, platelets, and proteins that help it toperform its functions (Kreuter& Hagan, 2014).
Besides,water is known to be the basic component of life meaning that it isessential for the survival of all living things. This includes bothplants, animals and humans. On the contrary, blood is an essentialfluid in the life of animals because of their complex body systems(Progresson drinking water and sanitation,2014).This implies that despite the fact that water and blood have similarfunctions, water is most required by both the plants and animalssince water is a component of blood.
Lastly,there is also a deviation in the P.H of water and blood. In the caseof water, the normal P.H is usually 7.0 thus a neutral P.H. On theother hand, the P.H of blood is dependent on the state of thecondition of the body. Sometimes, the P.H might be slightly acidicdue to the byproducts released that reduce the P.H of blood to about6.4 (Robertson,2013).In conclusion, there are various similarities between blood and waterregarding their functions. Besides, there are numerous differencesamong the two fluids both in structure and function.
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