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# Problem: Two or more capacitors are connected in parallel across a potential differenceA. the potential difference across each capacitor is the same.B. each capacitor carries the same amount of charge.C. the equivalent capacitance of the combination is less than the capacitance of any of the capacitors.D. All of the above choices are correct.E. None of the above choices are correct.

###### FREE Expert Solution

Equivalent capacitance for parallel capacitors:

$\overline{){{\mathbf{C}}}_{{\mathbf{eq}}}{\mathbf{=}}{{\mathbf{C}}}_{{\mathbf{1}}}{\mathbf{+}}{{\mathbf{C}}}_{{\mathbf{2}}}}$

The equivalent capacitance is greater than the capacitance of any of the capacitors.

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###### Problem Details

Two or more capacitors are connected in parallel across a potential difference

A. the potential difference across each capacitor is the same.
B. each capacitor carries the same amount of charge.
C. the equivalent capacitance of the combination is less than the capacitance of any of the capacitors.
D. All of the above choices are correct.
E. None of the above choices are correct.

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