Ionic Bond Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Ionic Bond

Diagram of electron transfer between Li and F
Diagram of electron transfer between Li and F. EliseEtc/Wikimedia Commons/CC 3.0 SA

Ionic Bond Definition

An ionic bond is a chemical link between two atoms caused by the electrostatic force between oppositely-charged ions in an ionic compound.

Examples:

There is an ionic bond between the sodium and chloride ions in table salt, NaCl.

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