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When you apply a potential difference to the plates of the capacitor they
become charged and as a result there is an electric field between them.

Q is proportional to V

Q= CV: where C is the constant and it is called capacitance

Capacitance is measured in Farads


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When a capacitor discharges the rate of flow of charge is proportional to the
charge remaining

The rate at which a capacitor discharges gets slower as the charge remaining
on the capacitor gets smaller


RC is the time constant, the larger this value the longer it takes to…


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