Why ionic substances can’t be found as single ion pairs?



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    Most ions want to bond.  Atoms are bumping into each other constantly, especially when they have more freedom to move about.  Usually, there are atoms that wish to form an ionic bond, and transfer ions to stronger atoms.  Most of the information on this on the internet really only explains how an ionic bond works, not the principles.  The best visual representation of this is lightning.  When too many negative ions are in one area, and too many positives are in another, both ions want to find a mate in order to become neutral. 

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