1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data My question is mainly just conceptual not an actual homework problem. So lets say there are two capacitors in a series. Their C equiv= (1/c1 + 1/c2) So to find the charge on either c1 or c2, you would do C equiv*V=Q. Why is it that Q is the charge for each of them seperately,and not as a whole. 2. Relevant equations CV=Q 3. The attempt at a solution This doesn't make sense to me because When I think of C equiv I think of imagining the two capacitors as one, which is what I thought I was supposed to do. But if you imagine they are one capacitor, and wanted to find the charge on this whole imaginary capacitor wouldn't you use the same equation with the same values, and therefore get the same answer which should actually be double what it is?