Cite

Le Chtelier, Henri Louis

Le Chtelier, Henri Louis Nr? lw? l? sht?ly? [key], 1850?1936, French industrial chemist. He made many contributions to industrial chemistry, but is best known for his work on the structure of alloys and for his enunciation of Le Chtelier's principle. This fundamental contribution to chemical thermodynamics had been anticipated in part by J. W. Gibbs, whose work Le Chtelier helped to spread in France. Toward the end of his life he wrote on topics involving industrial efficiency and labor-management relations.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Chemistry: Biographies