Le Chatelier principle

if a biological system is subjected to stress, it will act in such a way as to reduce the stress.

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  • Le Chatelier principle — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Le Chatelier s principle, ↑Le Chatelier s law, ↑Le Chatelier Braun principle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Le Châtelier principle — /leuh shaht l yay /, Physics. the law that if a constraint is applied to a system in equilibrium, the system adjusts to a new equilibrium that tends to counteract the constraint. [1910 15; see LECHATELIERITE] * * * …   Universalium

  • principle — 1. A general or fundamental doctrine or tenet. SEE ALSO: law, rule, theorem. 2. The essential ingredient in a substance, especially one that gives it its distinctive quality or effect. [L. principium, a beginning, fr. princeps, chief] active p. a …   Medical dictionary

  • Le Chatelier's principle — In chemistry, Le Chatelier s Principle, also called the Le Chatelier Braun principle , can be used to predict the effect of a change in conditions on a chemical equilibrium. The principle is named after Henry Louis Le Chatelier and Karl Ferdinand …   Wikipedia

  • Le Chatelier's law — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Le Chatelier s principle, ↑Le Chatelier principle, ↑Le Chatelier Braun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Le Chatelier's principle — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Le Chatelier s law, ↑Le Chatelier principle, ↑Le Chatelier Braun principle • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Le Chatelier-Braun principle — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Le Chatelier s principle, ↑Le Chatelier s law, ↑Le Chatelier principle •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Henry Louis Le Chatelier — Infobox Scientist name = Henry Louis Le Chatelier box width = image width =150px caption = Henry Louis Le Chatelier, an influential French/Italian chemist and engineer, inventor of Le Chatelier s principle. birth date=birth date|df=yes|1850|10|8… …   Wikipedia

  • Le Châtelier, Henry-Louis — born Oct. 8, 1850, Paris, France died Sept. 17, 1936, Miribel les Échelles French chemist. A professor at the Collège de France and the Sorbonne, he is best known for the principle of Le Châtelier, which makes it possible to predict the effect… …   Universalium

  • Le Chatelier , Henri Louis — (1850–1936) French chemist Le Chatelier was born in Paris, the son of the inspector general of mines for France. He himself began studying mining engineering, before becoming professor of chemistry at the School of Mines in 1877. He later became… …   Scientists

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