ionic bond

noun

: a chemical bond formed between oppositely charged species because of their mutual electrostatic attraction

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ionic bond was in 1939

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“Ionic bond.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ionic%20bond. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

ionic bond

noun
: a chemical bond formed between ions of opposite charge

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