- the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.
Origin of ionic bond
First recorded in 1935–40
Also called electrovalence, electrovalent bond.
Origin of electrovalence
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- 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
- another name for electrovalent bond
- 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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Many crystals are held together by ionic bonds.
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