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Asked Mar 17, 2020
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When a certain air-filled parallel-plate capacitor is connected across a battery, it acquires a charge of 150 μC on each plate. While the battery connection is maintained, a dielectric slab is inserted into, and fills, the region between the plates. This results in the accumulation of an additional charge of 200 μC on each plate. What is the dielectric constant of the slab?

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Expert Answer

Step 1

The formula for the charge stored on a capacitor is:

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Step 2

The formula for the charge stored after inserting the slab in the capacitor is:

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Step 3

The formula for the dielectric constant is:

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