Dielectric breakdown of air#

The electric field strength that causes the breakdown of dry air is \(3.00\times 10^6\rm\ V/m\).

Question Text#

If the potential difference across a pair of parallel conducting plates is 6000 \(\rm\ V\), at what distance between the plates will breakdown just start to occur? Give your answer in units of \(\rm mm\).

Answer Section#

Please enter a numeric value.

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Attribution#

Problem is from the OpenStax University Physics Volume 2 textbook, licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 license.
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