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Electrons and Energy

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Apr19-14, 09:08 PM
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Why do atoms gain energy when they lose electrons, and why do they lose energy when they gain electrons.

The only explanation I found (for the first question) raises more questions. The explanation was: it takes energy to remove an electron from an atom, and atoms gain that energy. I can understand why it takes energy to remove an electron from an atom, but why does the atom gain that energy?
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Apr20-14, 12:35 AM
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Law of conservation of energy.


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