ionic bond(redirected from Electrovalent bonding)
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In sodium chloride, a sodium atom (Na) donates an electron to a chlorine atom (Cl), forming an ionic bond.
A chemical bond between two ions with opposite charges, characteristic of salts. Also called electrovalent bond.
(Chemistry) another name for electrovalent bond
the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.