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(a) A certain parallel plate capacitor has plates of area $4.00\textrm{ m}^2$, separated by 0.0100 mm of nylon, and stores 0.170 C of charge. What is the applied voltage? (b) What is unreasonable about this result? (c) Which assumptions are responsible or inconsistent?
1. $14.1\textrm{ kV}$
2. The electric field is 100 times the maximum possible for nylon. The nylon will conduct, thereby reducing the electric field, before reaching such a high electric field.
3. The charge of 0.170 C is unreasonably high.
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