|sodium borohydride||acetic acid||acetic anhydride|
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A1) Most organic compounds are not brightly colored, but the imine formed in this reaction is a chromophore with a bright orange. Color in imines and other organic chromophores can arise from an absorption of a photon to promote an electron from a π to π* orbital or a lone pair (n) to π* orbital. The energy of the photon is related to the HOMO-LUMO gap which generally decreases with increased conjugation leading to a red shift in the absorption as the conjugation increases.