Does Le Chatelier's Principle state that if a system has a change in concentration, volume or temperature the system will shift to counter-act the change to the system?

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Jan 18, 2017

Answer:

#"Nope"#

Explanation:

The system will shift to #"oppose the change"#; and #"oppose"# does not mean #"counteract"#. We speak of an #"initial"# reponse of a system at equilibrium. Of course, under different conditions, especially with regard to a change in temperature, the equilibrium might evolve, and new parameters might obtain. Le Chatelier's principle always refers to the initial response of the equilibrium.

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