Equivalent capacitance in series:
Equivalent capacitance in parallel:
From the equivalent capacitance equations, a series circuit decreases the overall capacitance.
The three configurations shown below are constructed using identical capacitors
1) Which of these configurations has the lowest overall capacitance?
d) All three configurations have the same capacitance
2) Briefly explain your reasoning
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