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'''Polymascotfoamalate''' (spelt '''polymascot foamalate''' in the 22 May 2008 [[Quote of the Week]]) is a foam-like material used to make mascot uniforms (such as [[The Jolly Dumple]]) in the [[Homestar Runner universe]]. It is [[Explosions|highly flammable]], or as [[Coach Z]] put it, "flame pro-tardant". In the [[Strong Bad Email]] [[4 branches]], [[Rumble Red]] mentions he doesn't have Polymascotfoamalate on ''his'' planet. [[The Homestar Runner]] replies that this is because the alien is a [[Wikipedia:Communism|Communist]] fool.
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'''Polymascotfoamalate''' (spelled '''polymascot foamalate''' in the 22 May 2008 [[Quote of the Week]]) is a multipurpose, foam-like material in the [[Homestar Runner universe]]. It is used as the material for mascot uniforms (such as [[The Jolly Dumple]]), as baby food, as a topping for Soured Cream, and for "helping America ingenuitize the future across the globe." It is [[Explosions|highly flammable]], being described by [[Coach Z]] as "flame pro-tardant".
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The word Polymascotfoamalate is a [[Portmanteau]] of "[[Wiktionary:poly-|poly-]]", "[[Wikipedia:mascot|mascot]]", "[[Wikipedia:foam|foam]]", and "[[Wikipedia:Ate_(disambiguation)|-ate]]". Other than mascot building material, other proposed uses for Polymascotfoamalate include baby food and topping for Soured Cream. The chemical notation of the material is <math>(\mbox{Ms}^{\mbox{ct}-})+(\mbox{Fm}^{8+})</math>, a manipulation of chemical symbols to resemble "Mascot Foamalate", with some letters removed and "8" substituted for "ate".
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In the [[Strong Bad Email]] [[4 branches]], [[Rumble Red]] reveals that Polymascotfoamalate does not exist on ''his'' planet. [[The Homestar Runner]] declares that this is because the alien is a [[Wikipedia:Communism|Communist]] fool.
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The formula <math>(\mbox{Ms}^{\mbox{ct}-})+(\mbox{Fm}^{8+})</math> indicates an [[wikipedia:ionic bond|ionic bond]] between two [[wikipedia:molecular compound|compounds]] which makes a [[wikipedia:formula unit|formula unit]]. The parentheses around the elements make them polyatomic ions (a possible reference to the name). This cannot be a real formula because ionic bonding only occurs when combining an element with a positive valence electron and an element with a negative valence electron. Since the only polyatomic cations are ammonium, mercury(I), pyridnium, pyrylium, sulfonium, uranyl, vanadyl, pervanadyl, dioxygenyl, chromyl, and hydronium, this would not work. This also shows that the chemical Ms has a valence electron of ct, which can't be true because it isn't a number. Fm would have to be a noble gas because only they have a valence electron of eight. If this chemical bond was correct, Ms would have to be a metal or some sort of solid because they are positive, and Fm would have to be a non metal because they are negative. When writing valence electrons, the positive or negative sign goes before the number. Finally, if this ionic bond was "real", the chemical compound one would come up with is <math>(Ms)_8(Fm)_{ct}</math>, although the suffix -ate in the name suggests that the molecule has four oxygen atoms.
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The word Polymascotfoamalate is a [[Portmanteau]] of "[[Wiktionary:poly-|poly-]]", "[[Wikipedia:mascot|mascot]]", "[[Wikipedia:foam|foam]]", and "[[Wikipedia:Ate_(disambiguation)|-ate]]".
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"Fm" is the chemical symbol for [[Wikipedia:Fermium|fermium]], a radioactive element with a very high atomic weight.
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==Chemistry==
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The chemical notation of the material is <math>(\mbox{Ms}^{\mbox{ct}-})+(\mbox{Fm}^{8+})</math>, a manipulation of chemical symbols to resemble the words "Mascot Foamalate."
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The formula <math>(\mbox{Ms}^{\mbox{ct}-})+(\mbox{Fm}^{8+})</math> indicates an [[wikipedia:ionic bond|ionic bond]] between two [[wikipedia:molecular compound|compounds]] which makes a [[wikipedia:formula unit|formula unit]]. The parentheses around the elements make them polyatomic ions (a possible reference to the name). For many reasons, this formula does not define a compound that could possibly exist in the physical universe:
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*Ionic bonding only occurs when an element with a positive valence electron and an element with a negative valence electron are combined. The only polyatomic cations are ammonium, mercury(I), pyridnium, pyrylium, sulfonium, uranyl, vanadyl, pervanadyl, dioxygenyl, chromyl, and hydronium.
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*The formula also shows that the chemical Ms has a valence electron number of ct, which can't be true because ct isn't a number.
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*When denoting valence electrons, the positive or negative sign goes before the number.
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*Finally, if this ionic bond was "real", the chemical compound formed would be (Ms)8(Fm)ct, although the suffix -ate in the name suggests that the molecule has four oxygen atoms.
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The element Fm appears to be a noble gas, as it has a valence electron of eight. If this chemical bond is correct, Ms would have to be a metal because it is positive, and Fm would have to be a non metal because it is negative.
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"Fm" is the chemical symbol for [[Wikipedia:Fermium|fermium]], a radioactive element with a very high atomic weight.  
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"Helping America Ingenuitize the Future across the globe!"

Polymascotfoamalate (spelled polymascot foamalate in the 22 May 2008 Quote of the Week) is a multipurpose, foam-like material in the Homestar Runner universe. It is used as the material for mascot uniforms (such as The Jolly Dumple), as baby food, as a topping for Soured Cream, and for "helping America ingenuitize the future across the globe." It is highly flammable, being described by Coach Z as "flame pro-tardant".

In the Strong Bad Email 4 branches, Rumble Red reveals that Polymascotfoamalate does not exist on his planet. The Homestar Runner declares that this is because the alien is a Communist fool.

The word Polymascotfoamalate is a Portmanteau of "poly-", "mascot", "foam", and "-ate".

Chemistry

The chemical notation of the material is (Msct − ) + (Fm8 + ), a manipulation of chemical symbols to resemble the words "Mascot Foamalate."

The formula (Msct − ) + (Fm8 + ) indicates an ionic bond between two compounds which makes a formula unit. The parentheses around the elements make them polyatomic ions (a possible reference to the name). For many reasons, this formula does not define a compound that could possibly exist in the physical universe:

  • Ionic bonding only occurs when an element with a positive valence electron and an element with a negative valence electron are combined. The only polyatomic cations are ammonium, mercury(I), pyridnium, pyrylium, sulfonium, uranyl, vanadyl, pervanadyl, dioxygenyl, chromyl, and hydronium.
  • The formula also shows that the chemical Ms has a valence electron number of ct, which can't be true because ct isn't a number.
  • When denoting valence electrons, the positive or negative sign goes before the number.
  • Finally, if this ionic bond was "real", the chemical compound formed would be (Ms)8(Fm)ct, although the suffix -ate in the name suggests that the molecule has four oxygen atoms.

The element Fm appears to be a noble gas, as it has a valence electron of eight. If this chemical bond is correct, Ms would have to be a metal because it is positive, and Fm would have to be a non metal because it is negative.

"Fm" is the chemical symbol for fermium, a radioactive element with a very high atomic weight.

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