what would be observed if concentrated sulphuric acid was added to solid NaI?

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I- is oxidated to I2
The reason is that I- is easily oxidable, especially in very acidic conditions. Conc. sulph acid acts as very acid and oxidant too. It can also oxidate metal Cu tu CuSO4 (especially if hot).
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