# What is the area of the plates of a 2 F parallel plate capacitor, given that the separation between the plates is 0.5 cm? [You will realize from your answer why ordinary capacitors are in the range of µF or less. However, electrolytic capacitors do have a much larger capacitance (0.1 F) because of very minute separation between the conductors.]

Apoorva Arora IIT Roorkee
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8 years ago
We make use of the formula
$C=\frac{A\epsilon _{0}}{d}$
$C=capacitance$
$A=area$
$\epsilon _{0}= permittivity$
$d=distance$
putting all the values
$A=1.13\times 10^{9}m^{2}$

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Apoorva Arora
IIT Roorkee