Ionic Binding

A molecular binding which is based on the adhesion between anions and cations. In general ionic bindings cause the highest bonding forces and the higest binding energies. This type of binding only exists in case of bindings between atoms of highly different electronegativity.within the group of atoms containing

Such atoms can be found in the group of elements only containing 1 valence electron, easily forming cations on one side and in the group of atoms containing 7 valence electrons, easily foming anions on the other side.

molecule
NaCl (table salt) is a typical ionic binding. The ionic binding of the Cation Natrium to the anion chloride is much stronger than the covalent Cl2-binding
molecule
NaCl (table salt) is a typical ionic binding. The ionic binding of the Cation Natrium to the anion chloride is much stronger than the covalent Cl2-binding