Bunsen's burner
Bunsen burner Bun"sen burn"er, Bunsen's burner Bun"sen's burn"er(Chem.), a kind of burner, invented by Professor Bunsen of Heidelberg, consisting of a straight tube, four or five inches in length, having small holes for the entrance of air at the bottom. Illuminating gas being also admitted at the bottom, a mixture of gas and air is formed which burns at the top with a feebly luminous but intensely hot flame. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bunsen's burner — Burner Burn er, n. 1. One who, or that which, burns or sets fire to anything. [1913 Webster] 2. The part of a lamp, gas fixture, etc., where the flame is produced. [1913 Webster] {Bunsen s burner} (Chem.), see {Bunsen burner}. {Argand burner},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bunsen burner — Bun sen burn er, Bunsen s burner Bun sen s burn er(Chem.), a kind of burner, invented by Professor Bunsen of Heidelberg, consisting of a straight tube, four or five inches in length, having small holes for the entrance of air at the bottom.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burner — Burn er, n. 1. One who, or that which, burns or sets fire to anything. [1913 Webster] 2. The part of a lamp, gas fixture, etc., where the flame is produced. [1913 Webster] {Bunsen s burner} (Chem.), see {Bunsen burner}. {Argand burner}, {Rose… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bunsen burner — Infobox Laboratory equipment name = Bunsen Burner caption = A Bunsen Burner with needle valve. The hose barb for the gas tube is facing left and the needle valve for gas flow adjustment is on the opposite side. The air inlet on this particular… …   Wikipedia

  • Bunsen, Robert Wilhelm — ▪ German chemist born March 31, 1811, Göttingen, Westphalia [Germany] died Aug. 16, 1899, Heidelberg, Baden  German chemist who, with Gustav Kirchhoff, about 1859 observed that each element emits a light of characteristic wavelength. These… …   Universalium

  • Bunsen burner — [bun′sən] n. [after BUNSEN Robert Wilhelm] a small gas burner that produces a hot, blue flame, used in chemistry laboratories, etc.: it consists of a hollow metal tube with holes at the bottom for admitting air to be mixed with the gas …   English World dictionary

  • Bunsen Honeydew — Dr. Bunsen Honeydew is a Muppet from The Muppet Show, performed by Dave Goelz. He is a bald, bespectacled, lab coated scientist who would do periodic science segments from Muppet Labs, where the future is being made today. The muppet has no eyes …   Wikipedia

  • Bunsen burner — A gas lamp supplied with lateral openings admitting sufficient air so that the carbon is completely burned, thus giving a very hot but only slightly luminous flame. [RW Bunsen, 1811–1899] * * * Bun·sen burn·er bən(t) sən .bər nər n a gas burner… …   Medical dictionary

  • Bunsen burner coefficient — Bun·sen burner, coefficient (bunґsən) [Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen, German chemist, 1811–1899] see under burner and coefficient …   Medical dictionary

  • Bunsen,Robert Wilhelm — Bun·sen (bŭnʹsən), Robert Wilhelm. 1811 1899. German chemist who pioneered in spectrum analysis and codiscovered the elements cesium and rubidium. He introduced the Bunsen burner in 1855. * * * …   Universalium

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