electrovalent bond

electrovalence

[ih-lek-troh-vey-luhns]
noun Chemistry.
1.
Also called polar valence. the valence of an ion, equal to the number of positive or negative charges acquired by an atom through a loss or gain of electrons.
2.
Also called electrovalent bond. ionic bond.
Also, electrovalency.


Origin:
1920–25; electro(n) + valence

electrovalent, adjective
electrovalently, adverb
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ionic bond

noun Chemistry.
the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.
Also called electrovalence, electrovalent bond.


Origin:
1935–40

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electrovalent bond
 
n
Compare covalent bond Also called: ionic bond a type of chemical bond in which one atom loses an electron to form a positive ion and the other atom gains the electron to form a negative ion. The resulting ions are held together by electrostatic attraction

ionic bond
 
n
another name for electrovalent bond

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ionic bond   (ī-ŏn'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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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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