Charging and Discharging of a Capacitor

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In a simple RC circuit, where you have an ac supply attached to a capacitor and a resistor in series, during the positive cycle the capacitor starts to charge and it will reach a certain percentage then during the negative cycle the capacitor will start to discharge through the resistor. Will the time taken for the capacitor to charge be equal to the time taken for the capacitor to discharge?

Thanks in advance for the help
 
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Yes. There will be a sinusoidal voltage across the capacitor assuming the AC source is sinusoidal.
 
Yes. There will be a sinusoidal voltage across the capacitor assuming the AC source is sinusoidal.
Thanks a bunch mate, thought it was so just wanted to make sure.
 

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