It is not the purpose to buy chloroacetaldehyde, we need to make it from vinylacetate.
Step 1: Vinylacetate + Chlorine --> 1,2-dichlororethylacetate
Step 2: 1,2-dichlororethylacetate + H-OH --> chloroacetaldehyde
I do not understand how you can do it in two steps? For the hydrolysis you need and acid but is there HCL formed in step 1? They do not mention to add acid during step 2.
Do you not need to add water + vinylacetate and then chlorine?
I want to add the chemdraw picture from the reactions above but I do not know how to add it in this post.