the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.
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- ionian islands,
- ionian mode,
- ionian sea,
- ionization chamber,
- ionization or ionizing,
- ionization potential
Origin of ionic bond
First recorded in 1935–40
Also called electrovalence, electrovalent bond.
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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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