# In a series RC circuit, does the phase difference between the capacitor and the resistor voltages depend on the values of R and C?

##### 1 Answer

May 22, 2018

No - as long as the components are ideal.

#### Explanation:

If the capacitor voltage is given by

then the charge on a capacitor plate is

and the current is

Since the components are in series, the same current flows through the resistor. Hence the voltage drop across the resistor is

Thus **leads**