Worksheet: Defining Capacitance
In this worksheet, we will practice relating capacitance to the net charge stored on surfaces and the electric potential difference between the surfaces.
A 55 pF capacitor is charged to a potential difference of 200 V. Its terminals are then connected to those of an uncharged 8.0 pF capacitor.
What is the original charge on the 55 pF capacitor?
What is the charge on the 8.0 pF capacitor after the connection is made?
What is the potential difference across the plates of the capacitors after the connection?