Chemistry
tinakm68
2015-11-01 00:02:00
What is an ionic bond? A. the attraction positive ions have for free electrons B. the force that holds the valence electrons to the atom C. the attraction and bonding of ions with equal opposite charges D. the bonding of ions to the same element atoms of neutral charge
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HarrisonHarvard
2015-11-01 03:46:12

Ionic bond is a type of chemical bond that refers to the bonding of oppositely charged ions (anions and cations) because of attraction and the transfer of valence electron(s) between atoms. Cation is the metal that loses electrons and become a positively charged cation, and anions are the nonmetal that accepts those electrons to become a negatively charged anion. According this explanation, an ionic bond is: B. the force that holds the valence electrons to the atom

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