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Le Chatelier's principle(lə ʃæˈtɛljeɪz)
(Chemistry) chem the principle that if a system in chemical equilibrium is subjected to a disturbance it tends to change in a way that opposes this disturbance
[C19: named after H. L. Le Chatelier (1850–1936), French chemist]
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|Noun||1.||Le Chatelier's principle - the principle that if any change is imposed on a system that is in equilibrium then the system tends to adjust to a new equilibrium counteracting the change|