Answer :

We know that,

Voltage dropor potential difference) across capacitor is given by


Q=charge on the capacitor

C=capacitance of the capacitor

By looking at the graph,

We can see that first increment in voltage is greater than the second increment. Therefore,

we can conclude that voltage drop across capacitor C1 is greater than the voltage drop across capacitor C2

on moving left to right C1 comes first)

Since charges on the capacitors in series are same ,


The potential drop across the capacitor C1 is more than Capacitor C2.


Putting the values of V, we get

On solving, we get



Thus, the capacitance of the capacitor C1 is less than C2

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