A 150 pF capacitor and a 600 pF capacitor are both charged to 3.3 kV. They are then disconnected from the voltage source and are connected together, positive plate to negative plate.
a) What is the voltage in kV across each capacitor?
b) How much energy is lost (in mJ) is lost when the connection is made?
Q = CV
Connection in parallel: C (total) = C1 + C2
The Attempt at a Solution
Between all the formulas I have gotten anywhere from 9.9 kV to 19.8 kV and just about everything in between. I am just short of tearing my hair out.