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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

The plates of a capacitor are connected to a battery. (a) What happens to the charge on the plates if the connecting wires are removed from the battery? (b) What happens to the charge if the wires are removed from the battery and connected to each other?

(a)

To determine
The effect of removing the wires from the battery on the charge.

Explanation

Capacitor is an electrical device which gets charged when it is connected to a battery. Capacitance is measured in farad (F).

If the wires are disconnected from the battery in such a w...

(b)

To determine
The effect of removing and connecting the wires from the battery on the charge.

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