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Problem: Consider the following reaction -NaI + 3HOCl → NaIO3 + 3HClIs NaI the reducing agent?a. Trueb. False

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Inspecting the I for reactant and product:

Reactant: NaI → Na+ + I

I-→ -1 charge → Oxidation state = -1

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Consider the following reaction -

NaI + 3HOCl → NaIO3 + 3HCl

Is NaI the reducing agent?

a. True

b. False

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