- the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.
- 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.
- 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 attractionAlso called: ionic bond Compare covalent bond
- another name for electrovalent 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.