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The Capacitance Between the Adjacent Plates Shown in Figure is 50 Nf. a Charge of 1⋅0 µC is Placed on the Middle Plate. (A) What Will Be the Charge on the Outer Surface of the Upper Plate? - Physics

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The capacitance between the adjacent plates shown in figure is 50 nF. A charge of 1⋅0 µC is placed on the middle plate. (a) What will be the charge on the outer surface of the upper plate? (b) Find the potential difference developed between the upper and the middle plates.

Solution

(a) When the charge of 1 µC is introduced on plate B, the charge gets equally distributed on its surface. All sides of the plate gets 0.5 µC of charge. Due to induction, 0.5 µC charge is induced on the upper surface of plate A.


(b) Given:-

Capacitance, C = 50 nF = `50 xx 10^-9  "F"` = `5 xx 10^-8  "F"`

Effective charge on the capacitor, `Q_"net" = (1  "uC" - 0)/2 = 0.5  "uC"`

∴ Potential difference between plates B and A, `V = Q_"net"/C = (5 xx 10^-7)/(5 xx 10^-8) = 10 V`

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Solution The Capacitance Between the Adjacent Plates Shown in Figure is 50 Nf. a Charge of 1⋅0 µC is Placed on the Middle Plate. (A) What Will Be the Charge on the Outer Surface of the Upper Plate? Concept: Electric Potential Difference.
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