# Find the equivalent capacitance [closed]

I've only started to study series and parallel combinations of capacitors. This is a question from my notebook, you have to find the equivalent capacitance. I can't figure out if the capacitors are in parallel or series. In a simple circuit I can do it, but how can I figure out what type of connection it is in complex cases like this. Is there a certain way of approaching? I've tried solving but in vain.

• Start by labelling potential of different points in the given circuit diagram. This will lead you to the answer. Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 18:11
• @Mitchell imgur.com/CkGIAoa Is this what you mean? **What can I conclude from it? ** Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 18:18
• Yup, How does a network of parallel capacitors look like ? How do you label potential for parallel capacitors ? Think on it. Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 18:34
• If some of the capacitors are in series then that means that you have to go through two or more of them in order to reach from one side of the circuit to the other side. Look at what you've presented. Do you see any paths involving two or more capacitors in order to reach from one side of your circuit to the other?
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Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 18:41
• @Mitchell I concluded that since all the capacitors are at same potential difference, they are all in parallel. Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 18:51