Define the bond length.
AnswerBond length is defined as the equilibrium distance between the nuclei of two bonded atoms in a molecule.
Bond lengths are expressed in terms of Angstrom (10-10 m) or picometer (10-12 m) and are measured by spectroscopic X-ray diffractions and electron-diffraction techniques.
In an ionic compound, the bond length is the sum of the ionic radii of the constituting atoms (d = r+ + r-). In a covalent compound, it is the sum of their covalent radii (d = rA + rB).