This is not so much a homework as just a general question. I understand the reasoning behind capacitors in a series all of have same charge, which consequently causes each one to have a separate voltage. But why do capacitors in parallel not have the same amount of charge. They all receive the same voltage. Even though capacitance can differ among capacitors in a series, they still all have the same charge. Why would capacitance affect the charge of capacitors in parallel differently?