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If you want to save the iodine $\ce{I_2}$ from its solution, you may add enough $\ce{KOH}$ or $\ce{NaOH}$ in the mixture to transform all $\ce{I_2}$ into a colorless mixture of $\ce{KI}$ and $\ce{KIO_3}$. $$\ce{3I_2 + 6OH^- -> IO_3^- + 5I^- + 3H_2O}$$The remaining ethanol can then be evaporated by heating the nearly colorless solution to a temperature ...