64CHAPTER 16 16.61 The charges initially stored on the capacitors are ( ) ( )( )3116.0 F250 V1.510 CiQC Vµ=∆==×(and ) ( )( )2222.0 F250 V5.0i32121.55.010 C=1.01QQ QWhen the capacitors are connected in parallel, with the negative plate of one connected to the positive plate of the other, the net stored charge is 30 Cµµeq=−=×−××The equivalent capacitance of the parallel combination is 8.0 FCCC=+=. Thus, the final potential difference across each of the capacitors is ()31.0125 V8.0 FeqQVC×′∆= ==()( )( )and the final charge on each capacitor is 6.0 F125 V750 C0.7′′==5 mC and 2.0 F125 V250 C0.2′′==16.62When connected in series, the equivalent capacitance is 11114F4.0 F2.0 F3eqCCC−−=+=+=and the charge stored on each capacitor is
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