The bone matrix is roughly composed of 65% mineralized matter, the rest being collagen and matrix.
Inorganic Components in Bone matrix: They are mineral salts, mainly calcium phosphate, and some calcium carbonate. The mineral gives bone its toughness and rigidity that allows it to resist compression. Mineral salts make 65% of the bone mass and roughly 2/3rd of the matrix. Organic Components in Bone matrix: It is mainly composed of collagen It is believed, as much as 25-30% of the total organic material in a bone is collagen.. It reinforces the mineral salts and provides bone ability to be flexible and to resist breaking. In a way it acts like cords in a car tyre sidewall. The issue is to investigate the effect of vinegar and heat on the structure and properties of chicken bone.
As a measure of safety, since chicken bones could be contaminated with salmonella hands were thoroughly washed before and after handling the bones and gloves were worn.