NATIONAL BUNSEN BURNER DAY
National Bunsen Burner Day is observed every March 31st. This day honors the birthday of German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen.
Named after Robert Bunsen, a Bunsen burner is a common piece of laboratory equipment that produces a single open gas flame which is used for heating, sterilization and combustion. The gas can be either natural gas (usually methane) or a liquefied petroleum gas, such as propane, butane or a mixture of the two.
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. Most students become familiar with the use of Bunsen burner for at least one semester during their high school career.
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