What do you mean by sink? Give one example

environmentchemistry
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#1

(i) What do you mean by sink? Give one example.
(ii) What is the sink for hydrocarbons and why?


#2

(i) Medium present in the environment that take up some amount of certain pollutants is called sink e.g., oceans act as siilk for ${{SO}{2}}$,
${{CO}
{2}}$ and
${{NO}_{2}}$.
(ii) Chemical and photochemical reactions act as sink for hydrocarbons as these get decomposed in these reactions.