# physics

If three unequal capacitors, initially uncharged, are connected in series across a battery, which of the following statements is true?
1
The equivalent capacitance is greater than any of the individual capacitances. The capacitor with the smallest capacitance has the smallest charge. The largest voltage appears across the capacitor with the smallest capacitance. The capacitor with the largest capacitance has the greatest charge. The largest voltage appears across the capacitor with the largest capacitance.

1. 👍 1
2. 👎 0
3. 👁 208
1. In a series capacitor configuration, each capacitor has the same charge. The voltage across the "ith" one is Vi = Q/Ci The smallest Ci has the largest voltage drop.

The equivalent capacitiance C of the series of capacitors is LESS than any individual one, since
1/C = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3

The largest voltage appears across the capacitor with the smallest capacitance. That is the statement you should have chosen

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
posted by drwls

## Similar Questions

1. ### PHYSICS

Two capacitors are connected to a battery. The battery voltage is V = 60 V, and the capacitances are C1 = 2.00 μF and C2 = 4.00 μF. Determine the total energy stored by the two capacitors when they are wired (a) in parallel and

2. ### physics

Two capacitors of capacities c1=3uf and c2=6uf arranged in series are connected in a parallel with third capacitor c3=4uf. The arrangement is connected to a 6.0 V battery. Calculate the total energy stored in the capacitors.

3. ### Physics

A 11-V battery is connected to three capacitors in series. The capacitors have the following capacitances: 5.3 µF, 10.7 µF, and 31.8 µF. Find the voltage across the 31.8-µF capacitor. Please Help!

asked by Valerie on February 24, 2013
4. ### Physics

You have a circuit with a 4 uF capacitor connected in series to 2 capacitors connected in parallel (2 uF and 1.5 uF). The battery is 12 V. The first question asked what the circuit's equivalence capacitance was. I calculated it to

asked by Jon on February 19, 2011
5. ### AP PHYSICS

A 3.0-uF capacitor and a 4.0-uF capacitor are connected in series across a 40.0-V battery. A 10.0-uF capacitor is also connected directly across the battery terminals. Find the total charge that the battery delivers to the

asked by Becky on April 1, 2008
6. ### Physics

A)Two identical resistors are connected in parallel across a 30-V battery, which supplies them with a total power of 7.0 W. While the battery is still connected, one of the resistors is heated so that its resistance doubles. The

asked by Kristi on October 22, 2011
7. ### Physics

A)Two identical resistors are connected in parallel across a 30-V battery, which supplies them with a total power of 7.0 W. While the battery is still connected, one of the resistors is heated so that its resistance doubles. The

asked by Kristi on October 24, 2011
8. ### Physics

Two 6.0 μF capacitors, two 2.2 kΩ resistors, and a 14.5 V source are connected in series. Starting from the uncharged state, how long does it take for the current to drop from its initial value to 1.40 mA

asked by Taylor on February 5, 2010
9. ### Physics

Three capacitors (3.83, 5.89, and 12.9 μF) are connected in series across a 58.0 V battery. Calculate the voltage across the 3.83 μF capacitor.

asked by Anonymous on February 21, 2015
10. ### Physics

Three capacitors (3.83, 5.89, and 12.9 μF) are connected in series across a 58.0 V battery. Calculate the voltage across the 3.83 μF capacitor.

asked by Anonymous on February 20, 2015

More Similar Questions