Photochemical Smog: Definition, Formation & Effects


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What is smog?

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1. What is photochemical smog?

2. Los Angeles is especially prone to photochemical smog. It's located in a valley around several mountain ranges and hills and has a large amount of traffic burning fossil fuels. Based on this information, why is Los Angeles prone to photochemical smog?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Prepare to answer questions concerning topics on photochemical smog, such as places it's drawn to, factors that influence it, and its reduction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Know you'll be examined on:

  • Definitions of smog and photochemical smog
  • What makes Los Angeles prone to photochemical smog
  • Smog production factors
  • How we can reduce photochemical smog

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about photochemical smog
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about keeping photochemical smog rates down and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related photochemical smog lesson

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about photochemical smog, use our lesson, Photochemical Smog: Definition, Formation & Effects. This lesson can be used as a tool to further your knowledge of:

  • What smog is
  • The formation and contents of photochemical smog
  • Human interaction with photochemical smog