Chat with tutor

Ask Questions, Get Answers


The plates of a parallel plate capacitor have an area of $90\; cm^2$ each and are separated by $2.5\; mm$. The capacitor is charged by connecting it to a $400\; V$ supply.How much electrostatic energy is stored by the capacitor?

$\begin{array}{1 1} 2.55 \times 10^{-6}\;J \\3.55 \times 10^{-6}\;J \\ 7.55 \times 10^{-6}\;J \\ 2 \times 10^{-6}\;J\end{array} $

1 Answer

Solution :
Area of the plates of a parallel plate capacitor, $A = 90 cm^2 = 90 \times 10^{−4} m^2$
Distance between the plates, $d = 2.5 mm = 2.5 \times 10^{−3}\; m $
Potential difference across the plates, $V = 400\; V $
Capacitance of the capacitor is given by the relation,
$C= \large\frac{\in_0 A}{d}$
Electrostatic energy stored in the capacitor is given by the relation,
$\qquad=\large\frac{1}{2} \frac{\in_0 A}{d}$$v^2$
$\in_0$= Permittivity of free space $= 8.85 × 10^{−12} C ^{2} N ^{−1} m ^{−2}$
$E_1= \large\frac{1 \times 8.85 \times 10^{-12} \times 90 \times (400)^2}{2 \times 2.5 \times 10^{-3}}$$=2.55 \times 10^{-6}\;J$
Help Clay6 to be free
Clay6 needs your help to survive. We have roughly 7 lakh students visiting us monthly. We want to keep our services free and improve with prompt help and advanced solutions by adding more teachers and infrastructure.

A small donation from you will help us reach that goal faster. Talk to your parents, teachers and school and spread the word about clay6. You can pay online or send a cheque.

Thanks for your support.
Please choose your payment mode to continue
Home Ask Homework Questions
Your payment for is successful.
Clay6 tutors use Telegram* chat app to help students with their questions and doubts.
Do you have the Telegram chat app installed?
Already installed Install now
*Telegram is a chat app like WhatsApp / Facebook Messenger / Skype.