March 31 - Happy Birthday, Robert Bunsen

  Posted on March 31, 2022

This is an update of my post published on March 31, 2011:

This was a guy who liked to blow things up!

A guy who loved anything that spewed from the ground!

A guy who knew his chemistry and made some inventions and discoveries.

Born in Germany on this day in 1811, Robert Bunsen invented the Bunsen burner. This piece of laboratory equipment uses gas to produce a single open flame that can be used to sterilize instruments and to heat or burn substances. He also developed some ways to analyze gas and a method of using a spectroscope to identify elements. With Gustav Kirchhoff, he discovered cesium and rubidium.

Celebrate... burning things or blowing things up—but only if you have an adult and a safe lab or outdoor area in which to do your chemistry experiments!!!

Here are some more great experiments.

If you don't have a safe place and a helping adult, watch some episodes of Mythbusters, if you can find them. Those guys are ALWAYS blowing stuff up! 

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1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday Robert Bunsen! What an incredible milestone! May this day bring you joy, peace, and great memories. NordVPN Influencer Codes I wish you the best of luck on your continued journey and may you be blessed in all your endeavors. Wishing you a very happy birthday!