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Electron clouds during ionic bonding

  1. Jul 7, 2014 #1
    i want an explanation on how electron clouds interact or behave during the formation of an ionic bond.
    we know that complete transfer of electron/s forms an ionic bond but does the resulting charge differences naturally cause an attraction or is there a valid explanation behind this attraction that i have missed out during my learning. the atoms combine as a result of this ionic bond- how do we visualize the atoms and the position of the electron clouds during this state of bonding.
    the purpose of this question is to gain a simple explanation based on advanced ideas that will let me imagine the entire process very logically. i am going through books and articles, yet i need an answer to this question because i know there are better people out here who can make the concept very logical and satisfying that would aid my understanding of the high school physics.
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