# Mole Fraction

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Mole fraction is the number of molecules of a given component in a mixture divided by the total number of moles in the mixture.

Source: Boundless. “Mole Fraction and Mole Percent.” Boundless Chemistry. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 10 Apr. 2016 from https://www.boundless.com/chemistry/textbooks/boundless-chemistry-textbook/solutions-12/concentration-units-93/mole-fraction-and-mole-percent-402-1960/

Mole fraction is the number of molecules of a given component in a mixture divided by the total number of moles in the mixture.

Source: Boundless. “Mole Fraction and Mole Percent.” Boundless Chemistry. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 10 Apr. 2016 from https://www.boundless.com/chemistry/textbooks/boundless-chemistry-textbook/solutions-12/concentration-units-93/mole-fraction-and-mole-percent-402-1960/

Mole fraction is the number of molecules (moles) of a solution in a mixture divided by the total number of moles present in the solution.  Mole fraction is a number between 0 and 1.000 and expressed as a percentage.

### Mole Fraction formula

$$\chi_A = \frac { n_A} { n_A\; +\; n_B\; +\; n_C \ldots}$$

Where:

$$\chi_A$$ (Greek symbol chi) = mole fraction

$$n_A$$ = number of moles in a solution

$$n_A\; +\; n_B\; +\; n_C \ldots$$ = total number of moles present in the solution

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