Problem: The square plates of a 9000-pF capacitor measure 50 mm by 50 mm and are separated by a dielectric that is 0.13 mm thick. The voltage rating of the capacitor is 600 V. The maximum energy that can be stored in the capacitor, in mJ, is closest to: A) 2.4 B) 1.6 C) 2.8 D) 3.2 E) 2.0

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The square plates of a 9000-pF capacitor measure 50 mm by 50 mm and are separated by a dielectric that is 0.13 mm thick. The voltage rating of the capacitor is 600 V. The maximum energy that can be stored in the capacitor, in mJ, is closest to:

A) 2.4

B) 1.6

C) 2.8

D) 3.2

E) 2.0

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