ionic bond


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ionic bond
In sodium chloride, a sodium atom (Na) donates an electron to a chlorine atom (Cl), forming an ionic bond.

ionic bond

n.
A chemical bond between two ions with opposite charges, characteristic of salts. Also called electrovalent bond.

ionic bond

n
(Chemistry) another name for electrovalent bond

ion′ic bond′


n.
the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.
[1935–40]

i·on·ic 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. See more at bond, coordinate bond, covalent bond.
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Noun1.ionic 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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