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[buhn-suh n; German boo n-zuh n] /ˈbʌn sən; German ˈbʊn zən/
Robert Wilhelm
[rob-ert wil-helm;; German roh-bert vil-helm] /ˈrɒb ərt ˈwɪl hɛlm;; German ˈroʊ bɛrt ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA),
1811–99, German chemist. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Bunsen
Historical Examples
  • Now have some one light a match for you, or else go to a lighted Bunsen burner.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • The disc is then annealed in the Bunsen flame and the stem riveted on.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
  • Most of my readers will know the formation of the Bunsen flame.

  • The entire text of this poem is given in Bunsen's God in History.

    Moon Lore Timothy Harley
  • I have sent off the Ascension plants through Bunsen to Ehrenberg.

  • The burner used with a mantle is constructed on the Bunsen principle.

    How it Works Archibald Williams
  • The second theory I should not have mentioned if it had not been dignified by the name of Bunsen.

    Modern Skepticism C. J. Ellicott
  • An application of the law of intensity is made in using a simple (Bunsen) photometer.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • To do this thoroughly we must have a Bunsen burner to afford the best illustration.

  • To understand the nature of the flame we must first understand the principles of the Bunsen.

British Dictionary definitions for Bunsen


/ˈbʌnsən; German ˈbʊnzən/
Robert Wilhelm (ˈroːbɛrt ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1811–99, German chemist who with Kirchhoff developed spectrum analysis and discovered the elements caesium and rubidium. He invented the Bunsen burner and the ice calorimeter
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Bunsen in Science
German chemist who with Gustav Kirchhoff developed the technique of spectroscopic analysis, leading to their discovery of the elements cesium and rubidium. Bunsen also invented various kinds of laboratory equipment, although the Bunsen burner itself was probably constructed on an earlier design by Michael Faraday.
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