Le Chatelier's principle

noun

Le Cha·​te·​lier's principle lə-ˌshät-əl-ˈyāz- How to pronounce Le Chatelier's principle (audio)
: 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

called also Le Chatelier's law

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“Le Chatelier's principle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Le%20Chatelier%27s%20principle. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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