Q. 21 B4.1( 9 Votes )

What is an ionic bond? What type of bond is present in oxygen molecule?

Answer :

An ionic bond is formed by the attraction of oppositely charged atoms or groups of atoms. When an atom (or group of atoms) gains or loses one or more electrons, it forms an ion. Ions have either a net positive or net negative charge. Positively charged ions are attracted to the negatively charged 'cathode' in an electric field and are called cations. Anions are negatively charged ions named as a result of their attraction to the positive 'anode' in an electric field.

Every ionic chemical bond is made up of at least one cation and one anion.

Double bond is present in oxygen.

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