# Capacitance

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

## Capacitance Formulas

\(\large{ C = \frac{ Q }{ V } }\) | |

\(\large{ C = \frac{ \epsilon \; A }{ d } }\) |

### Where:

\(\large{ C }\) = capacitance

\(\large{ A }\) = active area of the plate

\(\large{ Q }\) = electrical charge that is stored on the capacitor

\(\large{ \epsilon }\) = permittivity of the dielectric medium

\(\large{ d }\) = perpendicular distance between conductors

\(\large{ V }\) = potential difference (the voltage between the capacitor's plates)

### Solve for:

\(\large{ Q = C \; V }\)

\(\large{ V = \frac{ Q }{ C } }\)

Tags: Equations for Electrical