electrovalent bond






noun Chemistry.

  1. the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons.

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.

noun

  1. 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

noun

  1. another name for electrovalent bond

  1. 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.

A chemical bond in which one atom gives up an electron to another, thereby generating an electrical force that holds the atoms together.

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