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A parallel-plate capacitor is connected to a battery, which charges the plates to a certain potential difference and stores a certain amount of charge on the capacitor's plates.

Which of the following describes what happens to the charge stored on the plates if the battery is disconnected and then the plates are pulled farther apart?

A

Charge increases.

B

Charge decreases.

C

Charge remains unchanged.

D

Cannot be answered with the given information.

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