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What is an ionic bond?
An ionic bond is a chemical bond in which electrons from one atom are released and transferred to another atom. These bonds are usually formed between metals and non-metals, for example, sodium (a metal), and chlorine (a non-metal) to make NaCl, or table salt.
An atom with a positive or negative charge is called an ion, and ionic bonding occurs when two oppositely charged ions attract each other. Hence the name ionic bonding.
Cool ionic bonding images of sodium flouride from Wikipedia User: WDCF