Chemistry History

Today in Chemistry History: Robert Bunsen and the Bunsen burner

Today in chemistry history graphic on Robert Bunsen and the Bunsen burner. The graphic shows an annotated diagram of the Bunsen burner that highlights its key features.
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The Bunsen burner is one of the ubiquitous symbols of chemistry. Though it might be a rarer sight in university laboratories these days, due to some of the highly flammable substances used, they’re still very commonly found in school science classrooms, and for most of us probably bring back memories of school science lessons. As today is Bunsen Burner Day, this graphic takes a quick look at the burner’s anatomy, and we’ll discuss its history in a little more detail below.

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