# Worksheet: Capacitor Combinations

In this worksheet, we will practice calculating the total capacitance of systems of capacitors connected in series or in parallel to each other.

**Q2: **

The capacitor has a capacitance of 2.00 µF and the capacitor has a capacitance of 4.00 µF. and are connected in series with each other and a 1.00 kV potential difference is applied across them until they become fully charged. After charging, and are disconnected from the potential difference and connected to each other in parallel.

Find the charge stored by when connected only with .

Find the charge stored by when connected only with .

Find the potential difference across when connected only with .

Find the potential difference across when connected only with .

**Q4: **

A 4.00 pF capacitor is connected in series with an 8.00 pF capacitor. A potential difference of 400 V is applied across the capacitors.

What is the charge on the 4.00 pF capacitor?

What is the charge on the 8.00 pF capacitor?

What is the voltage across the 4.00 pF capacitor?

What is the voltage across the 8.00 pF capacitor?

**Q7: **

Three capacitors having capacitances of 8.40 µF, 8.40 µF, and 4.20 µF, respectively, are connected in series across a 36.0 V potential difference.

What is the charge on the 4.20 µF capacitor?

The capacitors are disconnected from the potential difference without allowing them to discharge. The capacitors are then reconnected in parallel with each other, their positively charged plates all connected so as to be at the same potential. What is the voltage across each of the capacitors in the parallel combination?

**Q9: **

The capacitance of a variable capacitor can be manually changed from 200 pF to 500 pF by turning a dial connected to one set of plates by a shaft from to , where a dial setting of corresponds to a capacitance of 500 pF. the capacitor is connected to a 470 V source. After charging, the capacitor is disconnected from the source and the dial is turned to .

What is the charge on the capacitor?

What is the voltage across the capacitor when the dial is set to ?