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Suppose we have a circuit with two capacitors connected to each other, C1 and C2.

C1 is charged and has a potential difference of 5 V (V1=5V), but C2 is not charged (V2=0)

Apparently it is known that the potential difference of these two capacitors will want to reach equilibrium. So V1=V2.

Why is this? I don't understand why this happens.

C1 is charged and has a potential difference of 5 V (V1=5V), but C2 is not charged (V2=0)

Apparently it is known that the potential difference of these two capacitors will want to reach equilibrium. So V1=V2.

Why is this? I don't understand why this happens.

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