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Instrument: Soxhlet extractor

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A Soxhlet extractor is a piece of laboratory apparatus designed for the extraction of a lipid from a solid material. The solid is placed in a filter paper thimble which is then placed into the main chamber of the Soxhlet extractor. The solvent (heated to reflux) travels into the main chamber and the partially soluble components are slowly transferred to the solvent.