Bunsen Burner Day!
In 1852, a man named Robert Bunsen
began working at the University of Heidelberg. He was trying to isolate
chemical substances and soon became frustrated with the inefficient and
smoky heat sources that were available in the laboratory. To solve the
problem, he drew up plans for a burner that would mix gas and air prior
to ignition. The result was the Bunsen burner, which is now used in
laboratories all over the world.
Bunsen burners (along with Teclu burners and Meker burners) produce a smokeless blue flame at very high temperatures. Scientists use these types of burners for heating, combustion, and sterilization.
To celebrate Bunsen Burner Day, share your fondest or funniest memory from a high school chemistry class on our Facebook page! Happy Bunsen Burner Day!
Today is also Baseball Opening Day
March is International Ideas Month & National Craft Month & National Peanut Month