Physics

posted by .

A paralle plate air capacitor has a capacitance of 500.0 pF and a charge of magnitude 0.200 uC on each plate. The plates are 0.6 mm apart. (a) What is the potenetial difference between the plates? (b) What is the area of each plate? (c) What is the electric field magnitude between the plates? (d) What is the surface charge density on each plate?


ok..I am TOTALLY lost! someone help please! at least get me started! haha

  • Physics -

    a) Q = CV so V = Q/C
    You don't need to now the plate spacing yet, but you will fr the next step

    b) C = epsilon0*A/d
    epsilon0 = 8.84*10^-12 F/m
    Solve for the plate area A. You know C (the capacitance) and d (the plate spacing) already

    (c) E = V/d newtons per coulomb. Get V from part (a)

    d) = Q/A Get the area from (b)

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Physics

    A parallel plate air capacitor of capacitance 245pF has a charge of magnitude 0.148ìC on each plate. The plates are 0.328mm apart. (a) What is the potential difference between the plates?
  2. physics

    You have a parallel plate capacitor (with air between its plates) which is attached to a voltage source until the capacitor is fully charged. (a)After detaching the capcitor from the voltage source, you move the capacitor's plates …
  3. Physics

    Two circular metal disc each of 3.00 cm diamter are 1.5 mm apart make a capacitor. A)What is the capacitance of this capacitor if it is in series to a 25 V battery?
  4. physics

    An air-filled capacitor consists of two parallel plates, each with an area of 7.60 cm2, separated by a distance of 1.70 mm. If a 19.2-V potential difference is applied to these plates, calculate the following: (a) the electric field …
  5. Capacitance

    A parallel plate capacitor with plates of area 320 cm.^2 is charged to a potential difference V and is then disconnected from the voltage source. When the plates are moved 0.3 cm. farther apart, the voltage between the plates is increased …
  6. Capacitor

    A parallel plate capacitor with plates of area 320 cm.^2 is charged to a potential difference V and is then disconnected from the voltage source. When the plates are moved 0.3 cm. farther apart, the voltage between the plates is increased …
  7. Physics

    The electric field between the plates of a paper-separated capacitor is 8.18×104 . The plates are 2.20 apart, and the charge on each plate is 0.795 .Determine the capacitance of this capacitor. Determine the area of each plate.
  8. PHYSICS

    An air-filled capacitor consists of two parallel plates, each with an area of 7.60 cm2, separated by a distance of 1.70 mm. (a) If a 16.0 V potential difference is applied to these plates, calculate the electric field between the plates. …
  9. PHYSICS

    An air-filled capacitor consists of two parallel plates, each with an area of 7.60 cm2, separated by a distance of 1.70 mm. (a) If a 16.0 V potential difference is applied to these plates, calculate the electric field between the plates. …
  10. physics

    a parallel plate capacitor has an area of 5cm^2 and a capacitance of 3.5PF. the capacitor is connected to a 12v battery .after the capacitor is completely charge up the battery is removed. a)what must be the separation of the plates …

More Similar Questions