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Problem: A 0.50-μF and a 1.4-μF capacitor (C1 and C2, respectively) are connected in series to a 7.0-V battery. A) Calculate the potential difference across each capacitor B) Calculate the charge on each capacitor

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Equivalent capacitance for two capacitors connected in series is:

Ceq=C1C2C1+C2

The potential difference across a capacitor is given as:

V=QC

A)

The capacitors are connected in series. 

Therefore, the total charge Q on each capacitor is the same.

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A 0.50-μF and a 1.4-μF capacitor (C1 and C2, respectively) are connected in series to a 7.0-V battery. 

A) Calculate the potential difference across each capacitor 

B) Calculate the charge on each capacitor

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