# How does Le Chatelier's Principle describe an equilibrium response to a stress?

Jun 13, 2018

...well the equilibrium moves in such a direction as to RELIEVE the external stress....

#### Explanation:

...and as I seem to remind my students ALL THE TIME $\text{RELIEVE "!=" COUNTERACT}$...and so suppose we gots the equilibrium...

$A r i g h t \le f t h a r p \infty n s B$

...if the system has reached equilibrium...and we REMOVE, somehow, product $B$...the equilibrium moves to the right...in response to the new post-equilibrium conditions in order to resatisfy the equilibrium constant. And thus a change in reaction conditions...removal of $B$ can drive the equilibrium to the right and the reaction to completion.