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Ions are formed when an atom gains or losses electrons in the case of "salt" sodium is a positively charged ion and cloride or clorine(sp) is a negitive charge.
When they come in close contace they "trade " electrons and thus change charges to become neutral. Ie one looses and one gains the electron.

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