Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Unless it is a requirement or you really love chemistry, don't take this course! Chem 232/233 are weed out courses. 233 is not as difficult, but without the knowledge from 232, it can be difficult to understand the concepts and pass the exams.
I love the lab section. Hands on learning is much better than auditory for me. I learned about various chemical interactions and how to perform them with basic chem lab equipment. Mostly I learned how to be patient, both with the experiment and my partner.
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Advice for students:
If you can take it with 232, do it. Otherwise take it the next semester. It's incredibly difficult if you take them too far apart. And DON'T take it before 232.