8. Consider a capacitor that is made of two large conducting plates that are rectangular in shape (1 cm by 6 cm), aligned parallel to each other, and separated by an air-filled gap of 0.001 cm. This capacitor is included in a circuit where a battery provides 15,000 V of potential difference. When the capacitor is fully charged in this circuit, what is the c


  1. Answer: 7.96\ \mu C



    The dimension of the plate is 1\ cm\times 6\ cm

    The gap between the plate is 0.001\ cm

    Voltage applied V=15,000\ V

    The capacitance of the capacitor is

    C=\dfrac{\epsilon_o A}{d}\\\\C=\dfrac{8.85\times 10^{-12}\times 1\times 6\times 10^{-4}}{10^{-5}}\\\\C=53.1\times 10^{-11}\ F

    Charge acquired by the capacitor

    \Rightarrow Q=CV\\\Rightarrow Q=53.1\times 10^{-11}\times 15,000\\\Rightarrow Q=796.5\times 10^{-8}\\\Rightarrow Q=7.96\times 10^{-6}\ C

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