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Question: 

A $0.50$-$\mu \textrm{F}$ and a $1.4$-$\mu \textrm{F}$ capacitor are connected in series to a 9.0-V battery. Calculate

  1. the potential difference across each capacitor and
  2. the charge on each.
  3. Repeat parts (a) and (b) assuming the two capacitors are in parallel.

Source: Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, 2014.

Quick Answer: 
  1. $V_1 = 6.6 \textrm{ V, } V_2 = 2.4 \textrm{ V}$
  2. $3.3 \times 10^{-6} \textrm{ C}$
  3. $V_1 = V_2 = 9.0 \textrm{ V, } Q_1 = 4.5 \times 10^{-6} \textrm{ C, }$ $Q_2 = 1.3 \times 10^{-5} \textrm{ C}$

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 19, Problem 46

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Chapter 19, Problem 46 is solved.

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