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Potential difference across capacitors

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Krushnaraj Pandya
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Homework Statement


The figure shows part of a complete circuit. The potential at point A is greater than that of B by 19 volts what is the potential difference in volts across the three microfarad capacitor?

Homework Equations


All relevant to electric circuits

The Attempt at a Solution


From Kirchhoff's law, net potential difference across a closed loop should be 0. V(a)-(b)=19 V. Therefore, the net potential difference across given figure should be -19 V. I'm having trouble with the sign conventions related to this, since I don't know what sign to put with the batteries, otherwise since all capacitors are in series- charge across them is the same. I'd appreciate some insight.
 

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cnh1995
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osilmag
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The voltage would not be equivalent across capacitors in series. The voltage across all of the capacitors is the sum of the voltage across each individual one.
 
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Hi could you re-attach the circuit drawing ? It is not displaying on my iPhone
 

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