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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