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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 2 months ago

# Dielectric question?

What would happen to the capacitance of a capacitor only partially filled with an insulating material? Would the capacitance increase, decrease, or remain the same?

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• voltage= q/capacitance. capacitance is a constant for given unit. So when charge is less then voltage will be less. When charge is more then voltage is more. But there is limit to the more voltage. Any way this will give you the answer. The safety voltage is written on the capacitor.

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• Anonymous
2 months ago

If compared to what? Fully filled capacitor has the maximum capacitance, so a partially filled capacitor has a capacitance which is intermediate between a totally filled and an empty capacitor

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• Introducing a dielectric between the plates of a capacitor increases its capacitance.

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• Anonymous
2 months ago

The capacitance would increase.

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