What is wrong in the equation NaCl + KIO3 ---> ?

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There is nothing inherently "wrong" with the partial equation you have written.  Both reactants are real chemicals.  NaCl is sodium chloride, more commonly known as table salt.  It is an ionic compound composed of Na+ and Cl-.  KIO3 is called potassium iodate.  It is also an ionic compound composed of K+ and (IO3)-.  The iodate anion is an oxidizer, but there is nothing for it to oxidize in this equation.  NaCl in unreactive and unable to be oxidized.  The the only thing really wrong with the equation is that it will give no reaction and produce no new products. 

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