Do ionic bonds occur between metal and non-metal ions, non-metal and non-metal ions, or metal and metal ions?

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Feb 4, 2017

Answer:

Ionic bonds occur between cations and anions..............

Explanation:

Ionic bonds occur between anions and cations. And cations may be metallic, i.e., #M^(2+)#, or they may be non-metallic, i.e. ammonium salts, #NH_4^+#. And anions, while typically non-metallic, i.e. #X^-# #"(X = F, Cl, Br)"#, may be metallic, i.e. #Cr_2O_7^(2-)#, or #MnO_4^-#, or at least containing a metal centre. Confused yet?

The point is that an ionic bond is an electrostatic bond formed between anion and cation, whatever the source.