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What will be the charge distribution if a parallel plate capacitor, which is not connected to any battery, is given charge on one plate(say Q on the left plate) and is grounded on the outer side of the other plate(the right face of the right plate of the capacitor)?

Note that by making field inside one of the plates of the conductors zero, a value will be obtained, but will further create complications, as the potential of the same plate, when approached from the left and the right side will come out different.

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It will be Q on the left plate and -Q on the right. Due to the electrostatic attraction the charge will be concentrated on the inner surfaces

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