Chemists Working Overtime


A student stumbles upon something unexpected in the chemistry lab.


You are a sophomore undergraduate student taking an organic chemistry class. Working late in the lab late one day you have a question about your experiment. While looking for someone who can answer your question, you overhear a professor and two graduate students talking about methamphetamines. They also appear to be in the process of preparing to make them. You quickly leave the room before they noticed you.

  • What should you do, if anything? 

Author: Matt Torhan (UPR Chemistry REU 2000).

Matt Torhan. . Chemists Working Overtime. Online Ethics Center. DOI: