Ionic Compound Definition

NaCl or salt is a good example of an ionic compound.
NaCl or salt is a good example of an ionic compound. Sheri Neva / Getty Images

Ionic Compound Definition: An ionic compound is a compound formed by ions bonding together through electrostatic forces.

Examples: Table salt, NaCl, is an ionic compound. Another example is silver iodide, AgI.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Ionic Compound Definition." ThoughtCo, Apr. 19, 2016, thoughtco.com/definition-of-ionic-compound-605261. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2016, April 19). Ionic Compound Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-ionic-compound-605261 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Ionic Compound Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-ionic-compound-605261 (accessed January 21, 2018).