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Leyden jar resulting amperage

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I need to figure out how to correctly calculate the Current being created from a leyden jar I have. I am attaching a print screen of a matchcad calculation that shows what I have done. However, I am calculating extremely high amperage. I believe my calculation is correct down to my charge, but I do not know how to correctly relate my charge to the resulting amperage. Have a look!! any suggestions please!!
 

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NascentOxygen
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If you discharge a near-ideal capacitor with an almost perfect conductor, there will be a momentary pulse of current approaching infinite amperes. Non-ideal components reduce the amplitude, and extend the duration.
 

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