An ionic bond occurs between what particles? t

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Dec 1, 2016

Answer:

The ionic bond is that made within ions, i.e. a positive ion (cation) and a negative one (anion).

Explanation:

When an atom loses one (or more) electron, it becomes a cation, #A^{+}#. Another atom, can get an electron and becomes an anion, #B^{-}#.

Then, cause diferent sign charges have an atraction force between them, these ions remain bounded by an ionic bond between them.

#A rightarrow A^{+} + e^{-}#
#B + e^{-} rightarrow B^{-}#

#A^{+} + B^{-} rightarrow AB# (ionic bond).