Le Chatelier's law

Le Cha·​te·​lier's law
variants: or Le Chatelier's principle \ ləˈshätᵊlˌyāz-​ \

Definition of Le Chatelier's law

: a statement in physics and chemistry: if the equilibrium of a system is disturbed by a change in one or more of the determining factors (as temperature, pressure, or concentration) the system tends to adjust itself to a new equilibrium by counteracting as far as possible the effect of the change

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History and Etymology for Le Chatelier's law

after Henry-Louis Le Châtelier

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“Le Chatelier's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Le%20Chatelier%27s%20law. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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