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Le Chatelier law

Pronunciation: le chah-tel-e-a'

Definition: if external factors such as temperature and pressure disturb a system in equilibrium, adjustment occurs in such a way that the effect of the disturbing factors is reduced to a minimum.

Synonym(s): Le Chatelier principle

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