Discharged Capacitors

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Homework Statement


When a capacitor is discharged, where does the charge "go back to"? Explain.

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The Attempt at a Solution


I know that the charge goes from positive to negative, but I do not know how to explain this.
 

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Homework Statement


When a capacitor is discharged, where does the charge "go back to"? Explain.

Homework Equations




The Attempt at a Solution


I know that the charge goes from positive to negative, but I do not know how to explain this.

Welcome to the PF.

Can you first explain what happens when you "charge" a capacitor? :smile:
 
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Welcome to the PF.

Can you first explain what happens when you "charge" a capacitor? :smile:
No, I cannot.
 
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phinds
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No, I cannot.
Well, then it sounds like you need to study the basics a bit more. I'm not trying to be flippant here, I'm serious. When we see people asking questions that show a lack of understanding of the basics, we don't generally think of it as helpful to just feed them an answer to a question that is something they really should know as part of the basics.
 

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