# Capacitance

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Electromagnetism

Capacitance is the ability to hold an electric charge.

Abbreviated as $$C$$ or $$CAP$$

## FORMULA

Where:

$$C$$ = capacitance

$$Q$$ = electrical charge that is stored on the capacitor

$$V$$ = potential difference (the voltage between the capacitor's plates)

Solve for:

$$Q = CV$$

$$V = \frac { Q } { C }$$