Problem: Dry air will break down if the electric field exceeds about 3.0x106 V/mPart AWhat amount of charge can be placed on a capacitor if the area of each plate is 8.6 cm2?Express your answer using two significant figures.

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Charge:

Q=CV

Capacitance:

C=ε0Ad

Voltage:

V=Ed

Substituting:

Q=(ε0Ad)(Ed)=ε0AE

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Dry air will break down if the electric field exceeds about 3.0x106 V/m

Part A

What amount of charge can be placed on a capacitor if the area of each plate is 8.6 cm2?

Express your answer using two significant figures.

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