Le Chatelier's principle

[ˌlə ʃa'tɛljeɪz]
noun Chemistry a principle stating that if a constraint is applied to a system in equilibrium, the equilibrium will shift so as to tend to counteract the effect of the constraint.
Origin
early 20th cent.: named after the French chemist Henry le Chatelier.

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