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Problem: Why is reduction the term used to describe the gain of an electron? A. The electron acceptor gets smaller. B. The number of molecules in the reaction decreases.C. The amount of energy in the molecule decreases. D. The electron acceptor’s net charge decreases.

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Recall that Redox Reactions (oxidation-reduction reactions) involve transference of an electron(s) between reactants.

A species must lose electrons and another species will gain the electrons.

Remember the mnemonics: LEO GER


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Why is reduction the term used to describe the gain of an electron? 

A. The electron acceptor gets smaller. 

B. The number of molecules in the reaction decreases.

C. The amount of energy in the molecule decreases. 

D. The electron acceptor’s net charge decreases.

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