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Voltage Change after Switch

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A battery of fixed voltage V, and three identical capacitors labeled ${ C }_{ 1 }, { C }_{ 2 }\text{ and }{C }_{ 3 }$ are connected in a circuit as shown with a single switch S. The circuit is left connected to the battery for a long time.

After the switch is closed, the voltage across capacitor ${ C }_{ 1 }$ will

A

increase.

B

decrease.

C

remain the same.

D

momentarily decrease, then return to its initial value.