#### Question

A charge of 1 µC is given to one plate of a parallel-plate capacitor of capacitance 0⋅1 µF and a charge of 2 µC is given to the other plate. Find the potential difference developed between the plates.

#### Solution

Charges on the plates :

`q_1 = 1 "uC" = 1 xx 10^-6 C`

`q_2 = 2 "uC" = 2 xx 10^-6 C`

The effective charge on the capacitor is given by `q_"net" = (q_2 - q_1)/2` = `((2-1) xx 10^-6)/2` = `0.5 xx 10^-6 "C"`

The potential difference is given by `V = q_"net"/C = (0.5 xx 10^-6)/(0.1 xx 10^-6) = 5V`

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Solution A Charge of 1 µC is Given to One Plate of a Parallel-plate Capacitor of Capacitance 0⋅1 µF and a Charge of 2 µC is Given to the Other Plate. Find the Potential Difference Developed Between the Plates. Concept: Electric Potential Difference.