• Question: What is a bunsen burner

    Asked by angel123 to Daniel, Derek, Ian, Phil on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Derek Mann answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      A bunsen burner is basically generates a flame of quite high intensity which is supplied by gas. Once lit by a match the flame can be made to burn very powerfully so that it can be used to heat up liquids.

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      Daniel Mietchen answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      A heater in which gas is mixed with air (whose amount you can regulate) before being burned. That makes it warmer than without the mixing with air. The name comes from the German chemist, Robert Bunsen, who invented it about 150 years ago.

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      Ian Sillett answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      You know, those tubes that burn gas and a flame comes out of the top. You use them in science at school all the time, or at least I did.