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mole fraction

noun, Chemistry
1.
the ratio of the number of moles of a given component of a mixture to the total number of moles of all the components.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • The latter would have a correspondingly lower nitrogen mole fraction in the container.
mole fraction in Medicine

mole fraction n.
The ratio of the moles of one component of a system to the total moles of all components present.

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