# Difference between Inductor and Capacitor

## Difference between Inductor and Capacitor

### Capacitor

1. Inductor stores energy in form of magnetic field .
Capacitor stores energy in form of electric field which is main difference between inductor and capacitor.
2.  Inductor is a coil part which stores electrical energy in form of magnetic field.
Capacitor is a device which stores electrical energy in form of electric field.
3. Inductor is a simply coil which stores energy in magnetic field.
Capacitor is made of two conductor which is separated by dielectric.
4. When an inductor is connected to an electric circuit, a current flows through the coils in the conductor
When a capacitor is connected to an electric circuit it start to  store electrical energy.
5. Inductor stores energy is
E = ½ C,
C is capacitance, V is  voltage
Capacitor stores energy is
E = ½ L
L is inductor , I is current of coil
The inductor is an electrical component used to oppose changes in current in the electrical and electronic circuits
The capacitor is an electrical component used to oppose change in current in the electrical and electronics.
7. these are passive element
These are also passive element
8. the inductor storing magnetic flux.
The capacitor is storing charge. it is main difference between inductor and capacitor
9. A component that follows that I = Cx dV/dt.
A component that follows that V = Lx dI/dt.
10. A capacitor will hold charge and discharge current at a set rate.
In case of inductor will induct (create) electricity through magnetic fields caused by running current through a cable with a conductive coil wrapped around it.
Hence these are basic difference between inductor and capacitor. These are some difference between capacitor and inductor.

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