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or electrovalency

[ih-lek-troh-vey-luh ns] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈveɪ ləns/
noun, Chemistry
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.
Also called electrovalent bond. ionic bond.
Origin of electrovalence
1920-25; electro(n) + valence
Related forms
electrovalent, adjective
electrovalently, adverb

ionic bond

noun, Chemistry
the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.
Also called electrovalence, electrovalent bond.
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for electrovalent-bond

ionic bond

another name for electrovalent bond
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ionic bond
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.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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