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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chemical bond between two ions with opposite charges, characteristic of salts. Also called electrovalent bond.

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  • n. A type of chemical bond where two atoms or molecules are connected to each other by electrostatic attraction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a chemical bond in which one atom loses an electron to form a positive ion and the other atom gains an electron to form a negative ion

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