Question
(a) Will the electric field strength between two parallel conducting plates exceed the breakdown strength for air ($3.0 \times 10^6 \textrm{ V/m}$) if the plates are separated by 2.00 mm and a potential difference of $5.0 \times 10^3 \textrm{ V}$ is applied? (b) How close together can the plates be with this applied voltage?
1. This does not exceed the dielectric strength of air.
2. $1.7 \textrm{ mm}$
Solution Video