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Former good articleWater was one of the Natural sciences good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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August 31, 2007Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article

Water cycle[edit]

I am currently working on the article water cycle and came here to see if there is useful content here that I could repeat at the other article. The section on water cycle is not bad, however hardly any references are used. Should this be corrected or is it deemed acceptable since the statements are so broad and well known? Also I am thinking of using the excerpt tool to add an excerpt from water cycle. What do you think about this suggestion? EMsmile (talk) 21:28, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Modern or Ancient Greek[edit]

In the etymology section it is stated that a cognate of 'water' is Greek ύδωρ (ýdor). I think it might be better to be a bit more specific and say 'ύδωρ' is Modern Greek, as it might easily be mistaken by the similar Ancient Greek word ὕδωρ (hýdōr or húdōr, with spiritus fortis and relevant long 'o'). - (talk) 12:17, 29 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 1 December 2022[edit]

We just have a paper published in Science, we would like to make such changes: Water (chemical formula H2O) is an inorganic, transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth's hydrosphere and the fluids of all known living organisms (in which it acts as a solvent[1]). It is vital for all known forms of life, despite providing neither food, energy, nor organic micronutrients. Humans comprise 40 to 70% water and turnover about 10% of this every day. [1]. Its chemical formula, H2O, indicates that each of its molecules contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms, connected by covalent bonds. The hydrogen atoms are attached to the oxygen atom at an angle of 104.45°.[2] "Water" is also the name of the liquid state of H2O at standard temperature and pressure. (talk) 02:44, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • I don't know what changes are being proposed here--unless it's just the addition of a published paper, which isn't necessary for this lead. Drmies (talk) 02:47, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. ^ Yamada, Yosuke; Zhang, Xueying; Henderson, Mary E. T.; Sagayama, Hiroyuki; Pontzer, Herman; Speakman, John R. (2022). "Variation in human water turnover associated with environmental and lifestyle factors". Science. 378 (6622): 909–915. doi:10.1126/science.abm8668. PMID 36423296.

Semi-protected edit request on 9 December 2022[edit]

water is important part of your life. it necessary to drink water everyday. Vaibhavi khot (talk) 03:42, 9 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Cannolis (talk) 03:48, 9 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 13 December 2022[edit]

Change the second line of the article, "It is vital for all known forms of life, despite providing neither food, energy, nor organic micronutrients," to "It is vital for all known forms of life, despite not providing food, energy, or organic micronutrients." Many style guides, such as The Chicago Manual of Style (entry 5.234) and Garner's Modern English Usage, agree that "neither ... nor" constructions are best limited to exactly two items in a list. Urzane (talk) 17:00, 13 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Agree.  Done. Zefr (talk) 17:07, 13 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Electrical Conductivity and Electrolysis[edit]

“The decomposition requires more energy input than the heat released by the inverse process (285.8 kJ/mol, or 15.9 MJ/kg).” This is in clear violation of conservation of energy. Perhaps what they intended to say was that electrolytic decomposition is not 100% efficient? Mindyobusiness12 (talk) 13:46, 29 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]