National Bunsen Burner Day is an annual celebration observed on March 31st of every year. Do you remember the chemistry laboratory of your high school in which you have used the Bunsen burner to do the experiments? The Bunsen Burner is considered to be one of the notable inventions in the field of chemistry. It is a typical piece of laboratory equipment that can be seen in the chemistry lab. Of course, this invention needs to be acknowledged, as most heating, sterilization and combustion process in the laboratory makes use of the Bunsen burner. Celebrate the history, origin, and especially the person who invented the bunsen burner as it is National Bunsen Burner Day.
“A chemist who is not a physicist is nothing at all.” – Robert Bunsen
History of National Bunsen Burner Day
The National Bunsen Burner Day’s history, origin, the person who has come up with this idea is unknown. There isn’t anywhere mentioned about the year from when this Day has been in celebration. Bunsen Burner was named after Robert Bunsen who invented it in the year 1854 at the University of Heidelberg. The date is chosen in honor of German chemist and Bunsen Burner inventor Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen who was born on March 31, 1811. Bunsen Burner produces a single open smokeless blue flame and is available in the chemistry lab. It is a laboratory equipment that produces a gas flame at very high temperatures.
The invention of Bunsen burner has changed the way of heating, sterilization and combustion process in the chemistry labs all over the world. The gas used on the burner can be either be a natural gas which is usually methane or a liquefied petroleum gas like propane, butane or a mixture of the both. Robert Bunsen was considered to be a trailblazer in the field of photochemistry, a specialized branch in chemistry and it it is all about the chemical effects of the light. The invention of the Bunsen burner opened up new opportunities for the use of natural gas. A standard tool in chemistry, the Bunson burner is found throughout schools and laboratories around the world.
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How to Celebrate National Bunsen Burner Day
Celebrating the National Bunsen Burner Day is quite a simple thing. Get to know in detail about Bunsen Burner and its history. You can even research the life history of the Robert Bunsen. Chemistry is really a fascinating subject, and you can encourage your children to learn it a fun way. Thank your chemistry teachers for their effort to make you understand chemistry in a simplified way. If you are a chemist, you can experiment using it. Share all the information with people around you on this Day. You can post your views and pictures of Bunsen Burner on the social media using the hashtag #BunsenBurnerDay.