(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

This is for a lab I'm doing tomorrow. We will have a 10V circuit with 4 100µF capacitors connected in series. I need to calculate the voltage drop across each capacitor. I also need to create another circuit, but I'll worry about that after I'm sure I'm doing this one properly. :)

2. Relevant equations

V = q/C, V = V1 + V2 + V3 + V4

3. The attempt at a solution

I feel like I'm doing something wrong here.

at C1, V1 = q/(100*10^-6)

at C2, V2 = 2q/(100*10^-6)

at C3, V3 = 3q/(100*10^-6)

at C4, V4 = 4q/(100*10^-6)

Total V = 9q/(100*10^-6)

I used that to solve for q:

q = 1.111*10^-4C

Then I plugged q back into each equation.

V1 = 1.111V

V2 = 2.222V

V3 = 3.333V

V4 = 4.444V

Am I on the right track here?

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# Homework Help: Capacitance and Voltage Confusion

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