what is lechatliers principle  [ENDORSED]

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what is lechatliers principle

Postby Kailie_Giebink_1E » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:33 pm

what is it?

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Re: what is lechatliers principle

Postby hannahtweedy » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:48 pm

Doesn't it have to do with equilibrium?

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Re: what is lechatliers principle

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:11 pm

This is equilibrium related and will be discussed in 14B

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Re: what is lechatliers principle  [ENDORSED]

Postby Maddy Mackenzie » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:38 pm

Le chatlier's principle is defined as "when a stress is applied to a dynamic equilibrium, the equilibrium tends to adjust to minimize the effect of stress". This means for example that when a reactant is added, more product forms to maintain equilibrium. If reactant is removed, more reactant is formed from the products again to maintain equilibrium.

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Re: what is lechatliers principle

Postby Aarti K Jain 1L » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:22 am

Also, an applied stress can be caused by changes to the environment, such as compression or temperature. As a result, the reaction will favor the side (either reactants or products) that will reduce the stress caused by that change. For example, if a container is compressed, the reaction occurring within it will shift to the side that will reduce the pressure, i.e. the side with less gas-phase molecules.

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