electrostatic bond

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Noun1.electrostatic bond - a chemical bond in which one atom loses an electron to form a positive ion and the other atom gains an electron to form a negative ion
bond, chemical bond - an electrical force linking atoms
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The attractive force between unlike charges is known as an electrostatic bond. An electrostatic bond requires the presence of both a positive charge and a negative charge.
The XP5 is the newest and smallest in Pelletron's XP Series of dedusters, which use an electromagnetic coil to break the electrostatic bond between the charged pellets and small dust particles.
The resulting strong electrostatic bond between the negatively, charged mica and the positively charged radium ions effectively locks the radium into place.

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