**Farad** is one of the popular units in metric system. In this article, we’re going to discuss the Farad unit of capacitance of a capacitor and its conversions into other units like microfarad, nano farad and picofarad.

## What is Farad unit?

Farad is the SI unit of capacitance of a capacitor. It is symbolized by the letter **F**. If a capacitor can store 1-coulomb charge due to the application of 1-volt potential difference across it, then the capacitance of the capacitor is called 1 Farad.

\color{Blue} 1 F = \frac{1C}{1V}………………….[1]

## What does it mean by 1 micro-Farad capacitance?

The capacitance of a capacitor is said to be 1 microfarad if it is capable of storing 1 microcoulomb amount of electric charge in presence of 1 volt amount of voltage across it.

## Farad to Microfarad, nanofarad and picofarad conversions

The Farad unit is related to all other metric units of capacitance. The four most useful conversion relations are given below.

- \color{Blue} 1 mF = 10^{-3} F
- \color{Blue} 1 \mu F = 10^{-6} F
- \color{Blue} 1 nF = 10^{-9} F
- \color{Blue} 1 pF = 10^{-12} F

## Farad to Stat-Farad unit conversion

\color{Blue} 1 F = 9*10^{11} StatF.

**For Example:** 5 Farads = 5 * 9 * 10^{11} StatF = 45 * 10^{11} StatFarads

## Unsolved numerical problems

Test yourself by solving the following four questions.

- Convert 1.22 microfarad into nano farad.
- Convert 0.112 farad into microfarad.
- 711 microfarad equals how many statfarad?
- Convert 100 nanofard into picofarad.

## Fun fact about the Farad of Earth.

Do you know that Earth is a Capacitor? Yes, Earth has a capacitance of **711** \small \mu F and in Farad unit it is 711*10^{-6} F. Here is **how to calculate the capacitance of Earth**.

This is all from this article. Hope this helped you to understand the units of capacitance.

Thank you!

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