# Capacitance

### From Conservapedia

**Capacitance** is a property of electric circuits that describes how much electricity is stored between two plates or wires. It is defined as **C=Q/V**, where *C* stands for capacitance, *Q* for charge, and *V* for voltage.

The **farad**, named for Michael Faraday, is the unit of capacitance in the SI system. By rolling up the plates into a single cylindrical component, the volume of a capacitor can be greatly reduced. It is now possible to buy capacitors as powerful as one or two farads, and super-small capacitors in the kilofarad (one thousand farads) range are being developed in Britain.^{[1]}

## References

- ↑ IEC to develop standard for supercapacitors.
*EngineerLive*, March 27, 2008.