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Sodium iodate is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is NaIO3. It has sodium and iodate ions in it.
Sodium iodate is a colorless solid. It is similar to sodium chlorate. It is a strong oxidizing agent. It reacts with sodium hypochlorite to make sodium periodate. It can catch things on fire.
It is made by dissolving iodic acid or iodine in sodium hydroxide solution. Iodine dissolving also makes sodium iodide.
It is used to make sodium periodate.