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Homework Help: How much charge stored in capacitor ?

  1. Apr 24, 2009 #1
    A paper is placed between two plates of copper , area 100 cm^2. The thickness of the paper 0.005cm and its dielectric constant is 2.5 . If the paper can bear an electric field of 5 x 10^5 V/cm then calculate the maximum voltage upto which the capacitor can be charged.How much charge will be stored on the capacitor ?

    My attempt -> A=100cm^2
    5x10^5=9x10^9 x q / r
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  3. Apr 24, 2009 #2


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    Welcome to PF.

    First figure the capacitance
    ε = 2.5*εo
    C = ε*A/d = 2.5*8.8*10-12*(.01 m2)/.00005m

    Then you can use that result to figure the charge at max V with

    Q = v*C
  4. Apr 25, 2009 #3
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