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  Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
Bunsen was born on March 31, 1811 in Göttingen, Germany, the youngest of four sons.
In 1836, Bunsen was nominated to succeed Wöhler at Kassel.
Bunsen's habit was to assign a scientific task to his students and then to work with a student only as long as required to reach some measure of independence.
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Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (March 30, 1811-August 16, 1899) was a German chemist.
After his return to Germany, Bunsen became a lecturer at Göttingen and began experimental studies of the (in)solubility of metal salts of arsenious acid[?].
For that purpose, Bunsen developed a special gas burner in 1885 that was later named the "Bunsen burner".
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Robert Bunsen was born on March 31, 1811 in Göttingen, Germany, the youngest of four sons.
Bunsen was called to the University of Heidelberg in 1852, and he soon arranged for Kirchoff to teach at Heidelberg as well.
The Bunsen burner consists of a metal tube on a base with a gas inlet at the lower end of the tube, which may have an adjusting valve; openings in the sides of the tube can be regulated by a collar to admit as much air as desired.
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 Robert Bunsen Summary
Robert Bunsen was born on March 31, 1811, in the university town of Göttingen.
Bunsen contributed to the foundations of photochemistry in collaboration with H. Roscoe, determining the effect of light on the combining reactions of hydrogen and chlorine.
Bunsen was the youngest of four sons of the University of Göttingen chief librarian and professor of modern philology Christian Bunsen (1770–1837).
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Bunsen's studies of the composition of gases given off from blast furnaces showed that 50 to 80 percent or more of the heat was wasted and led to elaboration of his methods of measuring volumes of gases in his only publication, Gasometrische Methoden (1857).
Bunsen also invented the filter pump (1868), the ice calorimeter (1870), and the vapour calorimeter (1887).
Though he is generally credited with the invention of the Bunsen burner, he seems to have contributed to its development only in a minor way.
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  Robert Wilhelm Von Bunsen - LoveToKnow 1911
ROBERT WILHELM VON BUNSEN (1811-1899), German chemist, was born at Gottingen on the 31st of March 1811, his father, Christian Bunsen, being chief librarian and professor of modern philology at the university.
The first research by which attention was drawn to Bunsen's abilities was concerned with the cacodyl compounds (see Arsenic), though he had already, in 1834, discovered the virtues of freshly precipitated hydrated ferric oxide as an antidote to arsenical poisoning.
Bunsen founded no school of chemistry; that is to say, no body of chemical doctrine is associated with his name.
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 Robert Bunsen
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (March 30, 1811-August 16, 1899) was a German chemist.
In 1841, Bunsen created a carbon electrode that could be used instead of the expensive platinum electrode used in Grove[?]'s battery.
For that purpose, Bunsen developed a special gas burner in 1885 that was later named the "Bunsen burner".
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 The Sun: Man's Friend & Foe - Bunsen
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen was born in Germany the Spring of 1811.
Bunsen was born in Gottingen, Germany and was educated at the University of Göttingen.
Bunsen became a lecturer at Gottingen and began his experimental studies of the insolubility of metal salts in arsenious acid.
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 Bunsen, Robert
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, born in Göttingen, is often identified with the laboratory burner that bears his name.
Bunsen realized that the spectral patterns observed were being contaminated by the light coming from the burner they were using to heat the elements.
Bunsen's contributions to chemistry included not just the Bunsen burner, but also many other instruments that allowed the physical world to be seen in new and informative ways.
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Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (31st March, 1811 –; 16th August, 1899) was a German chemist.
In 1841, Bunsen created a carbon electrode that could be used instead of the expensive platinum electrode used in Grove 's battery.
Forthat purpose, Bunsen perfected a special gas burner, invented by the scientist Michael Faraday in 1885 that was later named the "Bunsen burner".When Bunsen retired at the age of 78, he shifted his interest to geology, which hadlong been a hobby of his.
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ROBERT W. Robert Wilhelm Bunsen is probably best known for the laboratory gas burner which bears his name, though in fact, it was probably developed by his laboratory technician, Robert Desdega.
Bunsen’s first important work was in the area of organic chemistry, where he studied the reactions of cacodyl, an organometallic compound of arsenic.
Use of the latter in conjunction with a glass prism led to the development of the Bunsen spectroscope in collaboration with the German physicist Gustav Kirchoff and to the spectroscopic discovery of the elements rubidium and cesium.
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 Robert Bunsen Biography (1811-1899)
Robert Bunsen is best known for his invention of the improved gas flame device which bears his name: the Bunsen burner.
However, Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen's contributions to science extend far beyond this one invention; he developed a number of other common laboratory instruments, as well as a new device and process for analyzing the elemental constituents of chemicals called spectroscopy.
Bunsen had become interested in the chemical properties of alkali metals, such as barium and sodium.
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 Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen Biography | World of Chemistry
The son of a university professor, Bunsen graduated from the Gymnasium at Holzminden in 1828.
Bunsen and Kirchhoff knew that the key to analyzing incandescent light was to view it through a spectroscope, a device that split the light into its component colors.
However, the spectra produced from Bunsen and Kirchhoff's initial experiments were tainted: light from the gas burner used to heat the specimens to incandescence would creep into the beam, skewing the spectrum.
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Bunsen was a pioneer of photochemistry, devising new instruments to measure light.
Bunsen used his burner for heating but he was most interested in the colours produced when different substances are placed in a flame.
The Bunsen cell is an electrochemical cell with a zinc anode immersed in dilute sulfuric acid and a carbon cathode in concentrated nitric acid.
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Also while at Marsburg, Bunsen developed techniques that could reduce the loss of certain valuable gases and by-products used in furnaces, from which nearly half the heat was lost previously.
In 1841, Bunsen developed a carbon electrode, which was an important part of the "Bunsen battery," used in electroplating.
Bunsen's contribution was the idea to mix gas and air before the flame is lit, which is important in getting the flame to the high temperature that Kirchoff needed for his experiments.
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 Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen and Gustav Robert Kirchhoff
Bunsen, the son of a professor of modern languages at Göttingen University, earned his doctorate from that university in 1830.
Bunsen and Kirchhoff, a physicist trained at Königsberg, met and became friends in 1851, when Bunsen spent a year at the University of Breslau, where Kirchhoff was also teaching.
Bunsen was called to the University of Heidelberg in 1852, and he soon arranged for Kirchhoff to teach at Heidelberg as well.
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Ironically, Bunsen will be remembered by generations of chemistry students for a mere improvement in a burner design, when his other contributions to the field of chemistry are vastly more significant and diverse, covering such areas as organic chemistry, arsenic compounds, gas measurements and analysis, the galvanic battery, elemental spectroscopy and geology.
The chapter on Bunsen is written by Theodor Curtis, a former student of Bunsen's.
Bunsen Charicature- donated by William Jensen, University of Cincinnati, and may be used for educational purposes only.
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Bunsen invented or improved on the electrochemical battery, the spectroscope, the gas burner, and the photometer.
Bunsen was one of the founders of the field of spectroscopy.
He demonstrated a procedure for identifying matter based on its spectral characteristics.
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Bunsen Honeydew is the resident scientist on The Muppet Show, and host of the......
History A Bunsen burner is a common piece of laboratory equipment used for heating, sterilization, and combustion.
The term Bunsen burner or bunse is also used in Cockney rhyming slang as a term for The Bunsen Burner.
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 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In dieser Zeit führte Robert Bunsen Versuche mit Arsenverbindungen durch und entdeckte dabei, dass Eisenoxidhydrat Arsenverbindungen ausfällt.
Um diese Zeit entwarf Bunsen den nach ihm benannten Bunsen-Brenner.
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen gilt nicht nur als einer der vielseitigsten, sondern auch als einer der bedeutendsten Chemiker und Naturwissenschaftler im 19.
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 AllRefer.com - Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (Chemistry, Biography) - Encyclopedia
rO´bert vil´helm boon´zun] Pronunciation Key, 1811–99, German scientist, educated at the Univ. of GOttingen, where he received his doctorate in 1830.
He served on the faculties of several universities and was at Heidelberg from 1852 to 1889.
He invented and improved various kinds of laboratory equipment, including the Bunsen cell, the Bunsen photometer (see photometry), and the Bunsen burner.
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A basic principle of photochemistry according to which the reaction of any light-sensitive pigment, including a visual pigment in the retina of the eye, is a multiplicative function of the intensity of the light exposure and its duration, the photochemical effect on pigment...
Bunsen was minister to the papal court at Rome (1824-38) and ambassador to Bern (1839-41) and to London (1842-54), but he...
Bunsen, Robert Wilhelm The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition...
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 Bunsen Robert Wilhelm - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Bunsen, Robert Wilhelm (1811-1899), German chemist, who, with the German physicist Gustav Robert Kirchhoff, invented the spectroscope and pioneered...
Bunsen Burner, heating device widely used in laboratories because it provides a hot, steady, smokeless flame.
The development of the spectroscope in 1859 by the German physicists Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Gustav Robert Kirchhoff made possible the discovery of...
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 Bloomfield Science Museum/Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
Together with Bunsen, he immediately discovered that the resulting spectrum had bright lines on a continuous background, that the pattern of lines was different for each element, and that some of these lines coincided with the dark lines of the solar spectrum.
Bunsen noted that a mixture of air and gas burned at a higher temperature and with less luminosity than a pure gas flame.
With this new instrument Bunsen and Kirchhoff quickly discovered two new elements, alkali metals they called "cesium" and "rubidium" for the Latin for the main colours of their spectral lines, blue and red respectively.
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 An Aside on the Bunsen Burner   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Robert Bunsen invented the burner that bears his name sometime in 1855.
Bunsen and Desaga did not apply for patent protection on their burner and it was quite soon that others began to produce their own versions.
Both Bunsen and Desaga were involved in writing letters to the proper authorities to refute these claims.
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 wais:SCIENCE: Robert Wilhelm Bunsen January 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While Bunsen invented or improved numerous pieces of laboratory equipment, the Bunsen burner was not his invention, but rather a laboratory tool he popularized to such an extent that it became linked to his name.
Two inventions that were properly his and rightly bear his name are the Bunsen cell that converts chemical energy into electrical energy and the Bunsen photometer that measures the intensity of a light source.
He was the first to obtain magnesium in the metallic state and study its physical and chemical properties, demonstrating the brilliance of the flame when magnesium is burned in air, an effect of later importance in photography.
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 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen: Chemist and Inventor - EnchantedLearning.com
The laboratory Bunsen burner was invented by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen in 1855.
Bunsen also invented the hydrojet filter pump, a photometer (to measure the intensity of light), and the Bunsen battery (a chemical battery).
Bunsen and the German physicist Gustav Robert Kirchhoff (1824-1887) developed the Bunsen-Kirchhoff spectroscope (to do spectral analysis of materials) in 1859 and used it to discover the elements Rubidium and Cesium (two alkali metals) in 1860.
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