Why do we store water in metal containers?

From thousands of years in India, metals are used to store water and also to drink water .Even many holy books give importance to this concept .Many of us use metal vessels especially copper or brass vessels to water holy plants like Tulasi  .Today in the twenty-first century also, we still prefer metal containers to store water .“But why?” did you ever ask this question to yourself. Do you know that there is a scientific reason behind this?

Are you excited to know about the reason behind this thousand year old custom? Then keep reading.

brass containner with water


We all know that our body needs many minerals for various things .Our body also require metallic minerals like iron(Fe+2),copper(cu+2),zinc(zn+2) etc and some metals like gold ,tin ,silver ,  vanadium etc are also required in trace amounts .These metals help in various processes like enzyme production, metabolism etc. Do you know that we can get these minerals by drinking water stored in metal containers?


Now coming to the actual answer,

When we fill water into metallic container the water molecules interact with the surface atoms of the metal and pulls the metal atoms into it in the form of ions. When water molecules interact with the surface of metal it forms a charged double layer which is named as “Helmholtz double layer” which is shown in the image below.


This double layer is nothing but the water molecules interact with metal atoms and establish ionic attractions.

Due to this double layer only, the metal ions are pulled into the liquid and when consumed shows its positive effect to us.

So I would request all of you to follow our customs and traditions because every custom have a scientific reason behind it, and we are trying to tell some of the reasons behind these customs

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