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How is this word pronounced??? Stonemason89 (talk) 13:12, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Go ahead and snicker, but looking at how other compounds are pronounced in terms of stress, it's the same pronunciation as "urinate". Which is why it's here. (talk) 01:09, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Thing this is funny, take a look at the others there. Kausill (Talk) (Contribs) 14:02, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Article for deletion?[edit]

I intend to re-write this article, based on Wells, A.F (1962). Structural Inorganic Chemistry (3rd. ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 0198551258.  pp 966-969. However, nothing of the present article will be retained, because there is nothing in it about uranates - it's all about oxides.

Should the article first be deleted so that a clean new start can be made? I'm thinking it might then qualify for DYK Petergans (talk) 20:18, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Please just overwrite it. Although it is clearly off-topic, deleting it would take too much time and effort. BTW, it would qualify for DYK without 5x expansion. Materialscientist (talk) 05:26, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Done! Petergans (talk) 09:27, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

The DYK should have been kept for Apr 1. Nergaal (talk) 17:06, 18 February 2011 (UTC)


Isn't just for U(VI)? Similar to manganate, chromate, chlorate? Shouldn't 4+ or 3+ be uranite? Nergaal (talk) 17:02, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Debatable. I thought I was following IUPAC in naming oxyanions as -ate(X), but I haven't checked. In any case this nomenclature is unambiguous, -ite is not. The -ite in uraninite signifies a mineral, not an oxidation state. Petergans (talk) 08:03, 19 February 2011 (UTC)