If a Molecule is Oxidized Does It Gain or Lose Energy?

Question: If a Molecule is Oxidized Does It Gain or Lose Energy?

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Oxidation occurs when a molecule loses an electron or increases its oxidation state. When a molecule is oxidized, it loses energy.

Does a Reduced Molecule Gain or Lose Energy?

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "If a Molecule is Oxidized Does It Gain or Lose Energy?" ThoughtCo, Sep. 26, 2012, thoughtco.com/oxidized-molecule-gain-or-lose-energy-608909. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2012, September 26). If a Molecule is Oxidized Does It Gain or Lose Energy? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/oxidized-molecule-gain-or-lose-energy-608909 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "If a Molecule is Oxidized Does It Gain or Lose Energy?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/oxidized-molecule-gain-or-lose-energy-608909 (accessed November 18, 2017).