Charging Capacitors#

A 40 \(\textrm{ pF}\) capacitor is charged to a potential difference of 600 \(\textrm{ V}\). Its terminals are then connected to those of an uncharged 5 \(\textrm{ pF}\) capacitor.

Part 1#

What is the original charge on the 40 \(\textrm{ pF}\) capacitor? Enter your answer in units of nC.

Answer Section#

Please enter a numeric value.

Part 2#

What is the charge on the 40 \(\textrm{ pF}\) capacitor after the connection is made? Enter your answer in units of nC.

Answer Section#

Please enter a numeric value.

Part 3#

What is the charge on the 5 \(\textrm{ pF}\) capacitor after the connection is made? Enter your answer in units of nC.

Answer Section#

Please enter a numeric value.

Part 4#

What is the potential difference across the plates of each capacitor after the connection?

Answer Section#

Please enter a numeric value.

pl-submission-panel#

pl-answer-panel#

Attribution#

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