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Charge flown through battery

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>The capacitor each having capacitance C = 2F are connected with a battery of emf 30 V as shown in figure. When the switch S is closed. Find the amount of charge flown through the battery .

According to me the answer should be 60 C as charge =(capacitor)(voltage)
But the answer is given as 20 C , how ?

asked Jan 2, 2017 in Physics Problems by koolman (4,286 points)
reshown May 16 by sammy gerbil
Please can you explain in more detail how you get 60C? Perhaps you are assuming that the capacitors have no charge initially, but this assumption is incorrect. You need to calculate the charge distribution when the switch S is open and when it is closed, then you can see how much charge has flowed.
Yeah, my mistake is I have assumed the capacitor are initially uncharged

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