ionic bond


noun Chemistry.

the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.

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Also called electrovalence, electrovalent bond.

Origin of ionic bond

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for ionic bond

ionic bond

noun

another name for electrovalent bond
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Scientific definitions for ionic bond

ionic bond
[ ī-ŏnĭk ]

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 ionic bond

ionic bond
[ (eye-on-ik) ]

A chemical bond in which one atom gives up an electron to another, thereby generating an electrical force that holds the atoms together.

notes for ionic bond

Many crystals are held together by ionic bonds.
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