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Bunsen, Robert

Syllabification: Bun·sen, Robert
Pronunciation: /ˈbənsən
 
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Definition of Bunsen, Robert in English:

( 1811–99), German chemist; full name Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen. With Gustav Kirchhoff, he pioneered spectroscopy, detecting new elements (cesium and rubidium) and determining the composition of many substances and of the sun and stars. He also designed some chemical apparatuses, most notably the Bunsen burner (1855).

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