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ionic bond

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noun Chemistry.
  1. 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

ionic bond

noun
  1. another name for electrovalent bond
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ionic bond in Science

ionic bond

[ī-ŏnĭk]
  1. 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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ionic bond in Culture

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.

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Note

Many crystals are held together by ionic bonds.
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