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Problem: In open-heart surgery, a small amount of energy will defibrillate the heart. (a) What voltage is applied to the 8.28 μF capacitor of a heart defibrillator that stores 42.3 J of energy? _________ kV(b) Find the amount of stored charge._________ mC

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Energy stored in a capacitor:

U=12CV2

The charge stored in a capacitor:

Q=CV

(a)

C = 8.28 μF(10-6F/1μF) = 8.28 × 10-6 F

U = 42.3 J

Using the expression for energy:

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In open-heart surgery, a small amount of energy will defibrillate the heart. 

(a) What voltage is applied to the 8.28 μF capacitor of a heart defibrillator that stores 42.3 J of energy? 
_________ kV
(b) Find the amount of stored charge.

_________ mC

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