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Problem: You have two identical capacitors and an external potential source.Compare the maximum amount of charge stored in each case.Q(parallel)/Q(series) =?

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Charge stored in a capacitor:

Q=CV

Equivalent capacitance in series:

1Ceq=1C1+1C2

Equivalent capacitance in parallel:

Ceq=C1+C2

Connecting two identical capacitors in series will half the capacitance.

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You have two identical capacitors and an external potential source.

Compare the maximum amount of charge stored in each case.
Q(parallel)/Q(series) =?

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