Inspecting the I for reactant and product:
Reactant: NaI → Na+ + I-
I-→ -1 charge → Oxidation state = -1
Consider the following reaction -
NaI + 3HOCl → NaIO3 + 3HCl
Is NaI the reducing agent?
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