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- noun A chemical bond between two ions with opposite charges, characteristic of salts.
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- noun chemistry A type of chemical
bondwhere two atomsor moleculesare 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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