LeChatelier’s Principle and this blog


Chemical equilibriumis that point when the rate of the forward reaction equals the rate of the backward reaction. So, we’re not powering forward, full steam ahead. We’re also not retreating. No two steps forward and one step back. The reaction is in a comfortable place, and it’s not going anywhere.

Until we do something to change it. We might add a little reactant or a little product. We might change the temperature or the pressure or the volume. And that’s when our friend LeChatelier comes in. The Principle basically states that once a change happens to a system, the system will shift and establish a new equilibrium. Cool, right? When we disrupt an equilibrium, the system just adjusts and finds a new happy place.


I feel like that’s sort of like my life for the last 4 years or so. Something happens? That’s cool. New plan. New equilibrium. Something else happens. New plan. New equilibrium. Lather, rinse, repeat. When will stuff stop changing? I suspect never. I’m thinking that’s just part of life.

So that’s why this blog is called “Megilibrium.” I’m finding my equilibrium, my balance. Even if that equilibrium point keeps changing, I’m working my way there.

Blogging isn’t new to me – I started my first in 2000. But this is the first time I’m actually planning on telling people I’m writing a blog, so that’s all part of the change. Finding a new balance.