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What type of attraction exists between a positive ion and a negative ion in an ionic bond?

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What type of attraction exists between a positive ion and a negative ion in an ionic bond?

Ionic bonds form when metal atoms like sodium react with nonmetal atoms like chlorine. During a reaction, one or more electrons are transferred from the metal atoms to the nonmetal atoms. This transfer of electrons produces positively charged metal ions and negatively charged nonmetal ions. These ions have opposite charges, and opposite charges attract. The electrostatic attraction between positive ions and negative ions is called an ionic bond.

So, the type of attraction that exists between a positive ion and a negative ion in an ionic bond is an electrostatic attraction.

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