Guess a possible reason why water has a much greater dielectric constant (= 80) than say, mica (= 6). - Physics

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Guess a possible reason why water has a much greater dielectric constant (= 80) than say, mica (= 6).

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Water has an unsymmetrical space as compared to mica. Since it has a permanent dipole moment, it has a greater dielectric constant than mica.

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Chapter 2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance - Exercise [Page 91]

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