Ionic-crystal definition

A class of crystal consisting of a lattice of ions held together by their electrostatic interaction; they exhibit strong absorption of infrared radiation and have planes along which they cleave easily.
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The definition of an ionic crystal is a crystal structure that grows from chemical bonds between two oppositely charged atoms which are held together by electrostatic attraction.

An example of an ionic crystal is table salt.

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Noun

Singular:
ionic-crystal
Plural:
ionic crystals