from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A chemical bond between two ions with opposite charges, characteristic of salts.

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

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  • noun 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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