Please take a look at the attached picture. How would you go about finding the charge on capacitor 2?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

My method which didnt work:

-combine capacitors 2,3,4 and 5 and get the equivalent capacitance Ceq

-Since V across C1 is equal to V across Ceq we can find charge on Ceq by V/Ceq

-Then voltage on Ceq is equal to voltage on C5 and C234(combination of capacitors 2,3 and 4.

-Then use that voltage to find charge of 2,3,4 combined. Then voltage on 2 and 3 is equal to voltage on 4 since they are 'in parallel' and find this voltage by doing charge on 2,3,4 divided by C234

-Then charge on 2 and 3 can be found by V23*C23=q23=q2(series)

I am thankful for any help.

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# Homework Help: Determining charge on capacitor

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