6.3 Photochemical Smog

Smog (whose name originates from smoke + fog), is a foggy haze produced through pollutants. Photochemical refers to reactions involving sunlight (“photo” = “light”) with pollutants produced through burning fossil fuels.


1Primary and secondary pollutants including tropospheric ozone
2Smog and thermal inversions
3Pollution management strategies for atmospheric pollution
Chapter Workbook
Vocabulary Sheet

  • Design and carry out an investigation to compare the air pollution level at three nearby locations using Vaseline-covered white card.

Full PSOW here.

Essay Task

“Evaluate pollution management strategies for tackling photochemical smog.” [9 marks]

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Google Docs 6.3 essay

Open the link and make a copy to your own drive. The doc can easily be shared as an “Assignment” on Google Classroom.

A markbands rubric designed for Google Classroom is available here.