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Our teacher was writing out the following ways of expressing redox and she used a particular term for what these equations are called. When we write out the following what is this called? Its a way to show what atoms lose and gain electrons, but I forgot what these are called:

$$ \begin{align} \ce{Li &-> Li+ + e-}\\ \ce{F + e- &-> F-} \end{align} $$

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Those are called half-reactions because they show how electrons associate or dissociate, but don’t show the full reaction. I believe that’s the term you’re looking for!

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  • $\begingroup$ @user54747 If you are happy with the answer, don't forget to click "Accept" (looks like "v" on the left) button – this is your way of expressing gratitude on SX sites:) $\endgroup$ – andselisk Dec 29 '17 at 14:15
  • $\begingroup$ @andselisk Dont see it. $\endgroup$ – user54747 Dec 30 '17 at 6:39
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    $\begingroup$ @user54747 Then see the tour, please. $\endgroup$ – andselisk Dec 30 '17 at 7:27

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