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# Problem: How do you add capacitance for two capacitors, C1 and C2, when connected in parallel?

###### FREE Expert Solution

The charge stored by a capacitor:

$\overline{){\mathbf{Q}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{C}}{\mathbf{V}}}$

When capacitors are connected in parallel, they have the same potential difference, V, across them.

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How do you add capacitance for two capacitors, C1 and C2, when connected in parallel?