Le Chatelier's law

noun Le Cha·te·lier's law \ləˈshätəlˌyāz-\
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Le Chatelier's principle

\ləˈshätəlˌyāz-\

Definition of Le Chatelier's law

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of le chatelier's law

after Henry-Louis Le Châtelier


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