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ionic bond

noun, Chemistry
1.
the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.
Also called electrovalence, electrovalent bond.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40

electrovalence

[ih-lek-troh-vey-luh ns] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈveɪ ləns/
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
Related forms
electrovalent, adjective
electrovalently, adverb
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ionic bond

noun
1.
another name for electrovalent bond
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ionic 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.
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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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