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Could someone explain Le Chatelier's principle to me? Thanks

Reactions tend to go to the direction that reduces stress: stress from pressure, temperature.

If a reaction gives off heat (exothermic), it will go faster if temperature is reduced, ie, it is easier to give off heat at lower temps. However, if temperature is raised, the reaction slows down, ie, the reverse reaction is favored.

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