The complex is very useful for indicating redox titrations that involve iodine because the color change is very sharp. It can also be used as a general redox indicator: when there is excess oxidizing agent, the complex is blue; when there is excess reducing agent, the I5- breaks up into iodine and iodide and the color disappears.
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