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.
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British Dictionary definitions for ionic bond
another name for electrovalent bond
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Science definitions for ionic 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 ionic bond
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notes for ionic bond
Many crystals are held together by ionic bonds.
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