   Chapter 16, Problem 38P

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

Two capacitors, C1 = 5.00 μF and C2 = 12.0 μF, are connected in parallel, and the resulting combination is connected to a 9.00-V battery. Find (a) the equivalent capacitance of the combination, (b) the potential difference across each capacitor, and (c) the charge stored on each capacitor.

(a)

To determine
The equivalent capacitance in parallel connection.

Explanation

Given info: The two capacitors C1=5.00μF and C2=12.0μF are connected in series. The potential difference applied by the battery is 9.00 V.

Explanation:

Formula to calculate the equivalent capacitance is,

Ceq=C1+C2

Substitute 5.00μF for C1 and 12

(b)

To determine
The potential difference across each capacitor.

(c)

To determine
The charge on capacitance in parallel connection.

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