Problem: The atmospheric concentration of CO2 gas is presently 390 ppm (parts per million, by volume; that is, 390 L of every 106 L of the atmosphere are CO2).What is the mole fraction of CO2 in the atmosphere?

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Avogadro's law states that the volume of a gas is directly proportional to the number of molecules of the gas. 

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The atmospheric concentration of CO2 gas is presently 390 ppm (parts per million, by volume; that is, 390 L of every 106 L of the atmosphere are CO2).

What is the mole fraction of CO2 in the atmosphere?

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