If a Molecule Is Reduced Does It Gain or Lose Energy?

The three main components of each atom are protons, neutrons, and electrons.
The three main components of each atom are protons, neutrons, and electrons. MARK GARLICK, Getty Images

Question: If a Molecule Is Reduced Does It Gain or Lose Energy?

Answer: Reduction occurs when a molecule gains an electron or decreases its oxidation state. When a molecule is reduced, it gains energy.