A 80-pF capacitor is immersed in silicone oil...?

When the capacitor is connected to a 24-V battery, what will be the charge on the capacitor?

How much energy is stored in the capacitor?

ANY HELP PLEASE! I was absent for this lecture and am having a difficult time figuring this out.


A 80-pF capacitor is immersed in silicone oil, which has a dielectric constant of 2.6.

sorry forgot to put the full question in.

3 Answers

  • Hankm
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    assuming it was an air dielectric and its capacitance went up by 2.6 times

    Q=CV = 80e-12*2.6*24 = 5e--9 coulombs

    energy storage = 1/2 C*V^2 = 1/2*5e-9*24 = 60e-9 Joules

  • 4 years ago

    Silicone Dielectric Constant

  • Rick
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Q=C*V. What does the silicone oil have to do with it?

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