Le Chatelier's principle

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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

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The status quo, or equilibrium per Le Chatelier's principle, was maintained by not having enough qualified ESL teachers available in the state to teach the EL population.
Finally, I use Le Chatelier's Principle (Last & Slade, 2007) and the theory of interest convergence (Bell, 1980, 2004; Driver, 2011; Milner, 2008) to interpret the data and show how acceptance or denial of the recommendations was directly related to the interest and benefit of the dominant group's desire to maintain equilibrium.
The French chemist Henri-Louis Le Chatelier (1850-1936) stated a rule in 1888 that became known as Le Chatelier's principle.
Five Canadian high school Chemistry classes in one school, taught by three different teachers, studied the concepts of dynamic chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier's Principle.
By Le Chatelier's principle (see 1888), however, if graphite is placed under great pressure, its atoms should take up a more compact arrangement and it should become diamond (as it does under great pressure deep underground).
High school syllabi, textbooks and teachers generally place Le Chatelier's Principle (LCP) centrally in coverage of the 'Chemical Equilibrium' topic.