## C2 = 20.0 μF, and C3 = 25.0 μF. If no capacitor can withstand a potential difference of more than 100 V without failure, what are (a) the ma

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C2 = 20.0 μF, and C3 = 25.0 μF. If no capacitor can withstand a potential difference of more than 100 V without failure, what are (a) the magnitude of the maximum potential difference that can exist between points A and B and (b) the maximum energy that can be stored in the three-capacitor arrangement?

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A) 300 V

B) 44,447J

Explanation:

A) from the question, the capacitors are in series.

Therefore, the total potential between points A and B would be the sum total of potentials across each of the capacitors.

So, Maximum potential across A and B = [100 + 100 + 100]V = 300V

B) Let Cs be the effective capacitance of the series combination;

So, 1/Cs = (1/10) + (1/20) +(1/25)

1/Cs = 0.1 + 0.05 + 0.04

1/Cs = 0.19

Cs = 1/0.19 = 5.26 microF

Energy stored = (1/2) Cs(V)^(2)

= (1/2) x 5.26 x (130^(2)) = 44,447J