How to acquire propanal from chloroethane while using only the substrate and any inorganic reagents? What's a two-step synthetic route to turn chloroethane into propanal?
I can't use the Wurtz reaction because that's an organic reagent. My current hypothesis is that it needs to be from an alkyl halide into an alkene into the carbonyl.
Since there are not enough carbons in just one chloroethane, I figure it would be three chloroethanes producing two propanals.
I don't know how to make the three chloroethanes into an alkene (if that's even a thing). The alkene would just need to undergo oxidative cleavage to produce the two propanals.