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Homework Help: Charged capacitors in series and both ends of wire connected

  1. Feb 2, 2012 #1
    Two Capacitors are connected in series (3 microfarad and 6 microfarad) with Vab=10V. Battery is disconnected and the loose ends of wire are connected. What happens to the potential difference?Would it be zero..charge? I can't figure it out...sounds like a short circuit?
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  3. Feb 2, 2012 #2


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    (i) First, determine the charge the battery puts on each capacitor. The charge added to one capacitor = the charge added to the other, since they are in series.

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