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- In electromagnetism and electronics, capacitance is the ability of a body to hold an electrical charge.
- Capacitance is also a measure of the amount of electric potential energy stored (or separated) for a given electric potential.
- A common form of energy storage device is a parallel-plate capacitor. In a parallel plate capacitor, capacitance is directly proportional to the surface area of the conductor plates and inversely proportional to the separation distance between the plates. If the charges on the plates are +q and ?q, and V gives the voltage between the plates, then the capacitance is given below.
- The SI unit of capacitance is the farad; 1 farad is 1 coulomb per volt.