Le Chatelier's Principle
In 1884, Henri-Lewis Le Chatelier
made observations that led to his famous principle of equilibrium
. His observation can be stated: A stress on a system that is at equilibrium will cause a shift in the equilibrium position such that the effect of the stress is lessened.
You know that reactants in a chemical reaction proceed on to products. Sometimes, though, the reactants are not completely consumed because the reaction stops, leaving a certain amount of products and a certain amount of reactants.
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