the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.
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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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Many crystals are held together by ionic bonds.
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