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On This Day – September 17 : French chemist Henri Louis Le Chatelier died on this day in 1936

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He is best known for developing Le Chatelier’s principle, which predicts the effect of changing conditions (temperature, pressure, and concentration of reaction components) on the equilibrium of a chemical reaction. His principle says that a system will shift the equilibrium to counteract the change.

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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar