the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.
Words nearby ionic bond
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 /
OTHER WORDS FROM electrovalencee·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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Scientific 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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Cultural definitions for electrovalent bond
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notes for ionic bond
Many crystals are held together by ionic bonds.
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