True/False Questions about Capacitance

  • #1
Answer true/false to the following statements about parallel-plate capacitors.


1) The charges on the two plates of a capacitor are equal.
2) Capacitance is the property of a device that enables it to store current.
3) The capacitance of a parallel-plate capacitor is proportional to the separation of the plates.
4) Charge is stored in the dielectric medium between the plates of a capacitor.
5) Adding a dielectric between the plates of an air capacitor decreases its capacitance.

So far:

1) False -charges on the two plates of a capacitor are equal BUT OPPOSITE.
2) False - ... enables it to store ELECTRIC CHARGE
3) False - capacitance is INVERSELY proportional to the separation of the plates.
4) True
5) False - adding a dielectric between the plates INCREASES its capacitance.

All incorrect answers I've tried: FFFTF, FTFFF, FTFTF, FTFTT, TFFTF, TTFFF, TTFTF, TTFTT

I've tried 8 different answers to no avail. I keep thinking I am interpreting the questions wrong.
If anyone can explain any of my errors I would really appreciate it!
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
I figured it out after looking at it again.

4) Is false when I assumed it was True.

All answers are False :)

Thank you for taking the time to read this regardless!
 
  • #3
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As there are just 32 possible answers, I wonder how many attempts you have (apparently at least 9).
 
  • #4
15 attempts are allowed.

I'm glad I was able to figure it out and understand the reasoning behind each one.
 

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