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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.
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(Chemistry) another name for electrovalent bond
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the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.
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|Noun||1.||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|
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