bunsen bunsen

Definition(s):

  1. (n) German chemist who with Kirchhoff pioneered spectrum analysis but is remembered mainly for his invention of the Bunsen burner (1811-1899)
  2. (n) a gas burner used in laboratories; has an air valve to regulate the mixture of gas and air

Usage(s):

  • On first sight this contraption resembles a circus tent attached to a couple of bunsen burners (think chemistry class), under which is strung an oversize dog basket.

News

  • Retired teachers award grants to new teachers

    Author(s):  For The Madera Tribune Six Madera County teachers spent their New Teacher Boost Grants, awarded by the California Retired Teachers Association, on classroom supplies to help better their students’ learning experience. Amanda Hendrickson, who teaches science at Minarets High School, used her grant money for beakers, hot plates, scales and Bunsen burners. She also purchased scalpel ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Madera Tribune

Quotes

  1. "Hauritz, whilst he did OK, he had a chance to win us the first Test in Cardiff and he didn't. They didn't pick him in the last Test at the Oval which was a bunsen [turner], so someone hasn't got a lot of faith in him. Whether it's the selectors or...
    on Nov 18, 2009 By: Mark Waugh Source: WA today

  2. "My research and development includes humanities," Mr. Clement told reporters. "When we think of R&D, we think a lot more broadly than test-tubes and Bunsen burners. That's part of it, but the other part of it is research into the humanities,...
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Tony Clement Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "What are you? You take a marshmallow, the heat gets turned up, adversity's in your face and the pressure's really high. Are you a marshmallow? You put the marshmallow over the Bunsen burner and it ignites almost simultaneously. Who's a marshmallow?...
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Mike Sherman Source: El Paso Times

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