I can't seem to find any information about how parallel capacitors or capacitors in a series affect how much a capacitor can charge, not in my textbook or online. Here is the question I am trying to answer:
You have a capacitor that you will connect across a battery. If you wish to increase the total charge drawn from the battery, which of the following options will work? Choose all of the correct answers.
(a) Add a larger capacitor in series with the first.
(b) Add a smaller capacitor in series with the first.
(c) Add a larger capacitor in parallel with the first.
(d) Add a smaller capacitor in parallel with the first.
I would think that the charge $Q$ would increase as the capacitance $C$ increases according to $Q=CV$, and I know that $C$ increases with increased area, decreased separation, or a higher dialetric constant, but that has nothing to do with the problem. I think $C$ also is higher with parallel capacitors than capacitors in a series, but am unsure.