# how to calculate the potential difference between plates of a capacitor having unequal charge?for eg.,charge of 1 microcoulomb is given to a plate of a parallel plate capacitor of capacitance 1 microfaraday and a charge of 2 microcoulomb to the other plate.Find the potential differnce developed.Please explain the process..

Aman Bansal
592 Points
12 years ago

Dear Ashmita,

In that case we use basic defination i.e.

## Capacitance

The capacitance (C) is defined as the ratio of the stored charge (Q) to the potential difference (V) between the conductors:

## Parallel plate capacitor

In its simplest form, the capacitor is a set of oppositely charged parallel plates separated by a distance (d). From the equation for the potential difference of parallel plates and the definition of capacitance, the capacitance for parallel plates is

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