What is an attraction that holds ions close together?

1 Answer
Jan 5, 2017

Positive and negative ions are held together by strong, electrostatic forces of attraction.................


Of course, there is electrostatic repulsion between ions of like charges, but if you add up all of the attractive and repusive forces of attraction of ionic lattice, which can certainly be done, there is a net ATTRACTIVE electrostatic force, which binds the ionic structure together.