the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.
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Origin of ionic bond
First recorded in 1935–40
Also called electrovalence, electrovalent bond.
Definition for electrovalent bond (2 of 2)
[ ih-lek-troh-vey-luh ns ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊˈveɪ ləns /
Related formse·lec·tro·va·lent, adjectivee·lec·tro·va·lent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for electrovalent bond (1 of 2)
a type of chemical bond in which one atom loses an electron to form a positive ion and the other atom gains the electron to form a negative ion. The resulting ions are held together by electrostatic attractionAlso called: ionic bond Compare covalent bond
British Dictionary definitions for electrovalent bond (2 of 2)
another name for electrovalent bond
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Science definitions for electrovalent bond
[ ī-ŏn′ĭk ]
A chemical bond formed between two ions with opposite charges. Ionic bonds form when one atom gives up one or more electrons to another atom. These bonds can form between a pair of atoms or between molecules and are the type of bond found in salts.
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Culture definitions for electrovalent bond
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Many crystals are held together by ionic bonds.
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