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Le Châtelier principle

[ luh -shaht-l-yey ]
/ lə ˈʃɑt lˌyeɪ /
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noun Physics.

the law that if a constraint is applied to a system in equilibrium, the system adjusts to a new equilibrium that tends to counteract the constraint.

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Origin of Le Châtelier principle

First recorded in 1910–15; see origin at lechatelierite

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