Ether Extract is the laboratory test to approximate the total fat content of a feed; includes some waxes, pigments and other lipids to a minor degree. It also refers to the part of a complex organic material that is soluble in ether and consists chiefly of fats and fatty acids
The fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies.
Calculate the extraction of ether.
Weight of dry flask = 25
Weight of empty flask = 20
Weight of sample = 15
Percentage of ether extract = 33.33333333333333
Percentage of ether extract = (weight of dry flask - weight of empty flask/weight of sample*100)