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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. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 01:09, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
I intend to re-write this article, based on Wells, A.F (1962). Structural Inorganic Chemistry (3rd. ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN0198551258. 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)
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)