# Capacitance

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Electrical Engineering

Capacitance, abbreviated as C or CAP, is the ability to hold an electric charge.

## Capacitance Formulas

$$\large{ C = \frac{ Q }{ V } }$$
Symbol English Metric
$$\large{ C }$$ = capacitance $$\large{F}$$ $$\large{\frac{s^4-A^2}{kg-m^2}}$$
$$\large{ Q }$$ = electrical charge that is stored on the capacitor $$\large{C}$$ $$\large{A-s}$$
$$\large{ V }$$ = potential difference (the voltage between the capacitor's plates) $$\large{V}$$ $$\large{\frac{kg-m^2}{s^{3}-A}}$$

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