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Provide a synthesis of the following aldehyde starting from ethylene. Show the reagents and products for each step.
H2C=CH2 --> CH3-CH2-CH=O
Try to be as clear as possible. Thanks!
Add water across the double bond to make CH3CH2OH, then oxidize the alcohol to to aldehyde. You can read more about it here.http://www.chemguide.co.uk/organicprops/alcohols/oxidation.html