Ionic-bond



noun, Chemistry.
1.
the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.
noun
1.
another name for electrovalent bond
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.
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.

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