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Michael Faraday (1791—1867) natural philosopher, scientific adviser, and Sandemanian

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Symbol F. The SI unit of capacitance, being the capacitance of a capacitor that, if charged with one coulomb, has a potential difference of one volt between its plates. 1 F = 1 C V−1. The farad itself is too large for most applications; the practical unit is the microfarad (10−6 F). The unit is named after Michael Faraday.

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