photochemical smog

noun Meteorology.
air pollution containing ozone and other reactive chemical compounds formed by the action of sunlight on nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons, especially those in automobile exhaust.
Also called oxidant smog, smog.


Origin:
1957; photo- + chemical

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photochemical smog n.
air pollution produced by the action of sunlight on hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and other pollutants.

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photochemical smog   (fō'tō-kěm'ĭ-kəl)  Pronunciation Key 
See smog.
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The dark region over the sunlit pole is believed to be a high layer of photochemical smog.
The kinetics and mechanisms of the homogeneous elementary reactions involved in photochemical smog formation were investigated.
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