balancing the energy gain from the energy cost

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Hi, I am working on a chemistry file, can you explain please what they mean by "balancing the energy gain from the energy cost" here? Is it "from" or "between"?


“Pretty much everything we see in terms of structure and bonding is merely a manifestation of the system finding ways to minimize the potential energy, balancing the energy gain from the energy cost,” says Purdue University chemist Paul Wenthold, who was not involved in the study. “Although inner-shell electron oxidation is not normally expected for something like cesium, if you put it in close enough proximity of something with a high enough propensity to accept electrons, sure enough, it will do it.”


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  • Argon13

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    Not a native speaker and not a chemist, but "balancing the energy gain from the energy cost" sounds very wrong to me. "Between" should be there, I think, instead of "from". Where did you get this "chemistry file", if I may ask?
     
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