Ionic bond

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An ionic bond describes the [[Electrostatic|electrostatic]] force between two [[Ions|ions]] with an opposing charge. The bond forms between a positive [[Cation|cation]] and a negative [[Anions|anion]]. An ionic bond forms when an [[atom|atom]] donates an [[electron|electron]] (in order to acheive a more stable configuration) which causes the atom to become positively charged.&nbsp;A second atom can then accept the electron, again to acheive a more stable electron configuration, causing it to become negatively charged. The difference in charge between these atoms then causes them to attract.<br>
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An ionic bond describes the [[Electrostatic|electrostatic]] force between two [[Ions|ions]] with an opposing charge. The bond forms between positive [[Cation|cations]] and negative [[Anion|anions]].&nbsp;The difference in charge between these atoms then causes them to attract each other.&nbsp;<br>
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An examples of ionic bond formation is the ionic lattice formed by solid salts.<sub></sub>

Revision as of 15:58, 30 November 2012

An ionic bond describes the electrostatic force between two ions with an opposing charge. The bond forms between positive cations and negative anions. The difference in charge between these atoms then causes them to attract each other. 


An examples of ionic bond formation is the ionic lattice formed by solid salts.

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