As you may have figured out from the name of the chemical, this is a type of inorganic compound that belongs in the ether class. It has a chemical formula of (C2H5)2O and appears as a colorless but highly volatile flammable liquid. One of the most common uses for this chemical is as a solvent in laboratories and as a starting fluid in some engines. It used to be most commonly used as a anesthetic but was then replaced by non-flammable drugs. Unfortunately, this chemical has a bit of a bad side to it as well because it has been used as a recreational drug because it can lead to the individual feeling intoxicated. As mentioned, it is most commonly used as a solvent, more specifically, in the production of cellulose plastics such as cellulose acetate.