Capacitors in Series

  • #1
Hi,

When capacitors are connected in series then why charge remains same on each capacitor and why voltage differs on each capacitor?

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Rizwan Khalil
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  • #2
Doc Al
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Charge doesn't come out of nowhere--and it doesn't flow across the gap. So the + charge on one side of capacitor 1 must be balanced by an equal - charge on the adjacent side of the capacitor 2. (The net charge on the capacitor is zero; and the net charge on the two plates connected by the wire is also zero.)

As far as voltage goes, how does voltage depend on Q and C?
 
  • #3
But why Q differs in parallel combinations of capacitors?
 
  • #4
Doc Al
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In that case the voltage is the same, but the total Q is shared among all the parallel capacitors. Each gets a portion according to V and C.
 

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