Charge is the same if C1 and C2 are in series?help

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In summary, in a series circuit, the components are connected in a single path and the same current flows through each component. The total charge remains the same throughout the entire circuit, including on individual components such as C1 and C2. This is because the charge must pass through each component, resulting in the same amount of charge on each. The equation for calculating charge in a series circuit is Q = CV, where Q is charge, C is capacitance, and V is voltage. In a series circuit, the voltage is constant, so the charge is directly proportional to the capacitance. Therefore, the charge on C1 and C2 cannot be different in a series circuit, as any difference would violate the law of conservation of charge.
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Charge is the same if C1 and C2 are in series??help ASAP

Homework Statement



If C1(=6.0uF) and C2(=8.0uF) are in series,,, then Q1and Q2 are the same??


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Could anyone tell me the concepts ?!
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Series...1/Ctotal = 1/C1 + 1/C2
Current is constant
Charge is constant(??)
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Parallel... Ctotal = C1 +C2
Voltage is constant...


what else do i need to know??


Please reply ASAP! Thanks
 
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The charge is not necessarily the same if C1 and C2 are in series. In a series circuit, the total charge is equal to the sum of the charges on each individual capacitor. However, the charge on each capacitor is dependent on its capacitance and the voltage across it. If the voltage across C1 and C2 is not the same, then the charges on each capacitor will also not be the same. This is because the capacitance of a capacitor is a measure of its ability to store charge, so a larger capacitance will result in a larger charge for the same voltage. Therefore, in order for Q1 and Q2 to be the same in a series circuit, the voltage across each capacitor must be the same. This can be achieved by using equal capacitors or by adjusting the voltage source. Additionally, it is important to note that in a series circuit, the current is the same throughout, but the voltage is divided among the components.
 

Related to Charge is the same if C1 and C2 are in series?help

What is the definition of series in terms of charge?

In a series circuit, the components are connected in a single path, meaning that the same current flows through each component.

How does charge behave in a series circuit?

In a series circuit, the total charge remains the same throughout the entire circuit. This means that the charge on C1 and C2 will be the same regardless of their individual values.

Why is the charge the same in series?

In a series circuit, the charge must pass through each component in the circuit. This means that the same amount of charge must pass through C1 and C2, resulting in the same charge on both capacitors.

What is the equation for calculating charge in a series circuit?

The equation for calculating charge in a series circuit is Q = CV, where Q is charge, C is capacitance, and V is voltage. In a series circuit, the voltage is the same for all components, so the charge is directly proportional to the capacitance.

Can the charge on C1 and C2 be different in a series circuit?

No, the charge on C1 and C2 must be the same in a series circuit. This is because the charge is conserved and must pass through each component in the circuit. Any difference in charge would violate the law of conservation of charge.

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