Tue February 22, 2011 By: Aditya Bansal

Can you explain the concept of COMMON POTENTIAL, when talking about capacitors?

Expert Reply
Sun February 27, 2011
Dear student,
Lets take two capacitors having unequal potentials. Connect them through a conducting material such as a copper wire.Then the charge will flow from the conductor having larger amount of charge towards the conductor having less amount of charge. The flow of charge between these conductors will remain in continuity until and unless their potentials are not equal. After some time when the charge will stop flowing after coming to a particular potential. That potential is known as Common Potential.
Hope this helps.
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