the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.
another name for electrovalent bond
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.
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.
Note: Many crystals are held together by ionic bonds.
- Ionic compound
noun a chemical compound of cations and anions which are held together by ionic bonds in a lattice structure
noun 1. . noun 1. Rocketry. a projected type of propulsion for vehicles in outer space, the exhaust consisting of positive ions and negative electrons repelled from the vehicle by electrostatic forces, resulting in a very high exhaust velocity. ionic propulsion Propulsion by the reactive thrust of a high-speed beam of similarly charged ions ejected […]
[ahy-on-ik] /aɪˈɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. Architecture. noting or pertaining to one of the five classical orders that in ancient Greece consisted of a fluted column with a molded base and a capital composed of four volutes, usually parallel to the architrave with a pulvinus connecting a pair on each side of the column, and an […]
noun, Electronics. 1. a method of implanting impurities below the surface of a solid, usually a semiconductor, by bombarding the solid with a beam of ions of the impurity. noun 1. a technique used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices in which impurities are implanted by means of beams of electrically accelerated ions