Anthony T. answered • 06/23/21

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Use the equation E = σ / ε^{o} where E is the electric field intensity, σ the charge density, and ε^{o} the approximate value of permittivity of air ( 8.854 x 10^{-12} C^{2} / Nm^{2} ). As we know ε^{o } and σ, we can calculate E.

As E = Volts / distance between plates, you can then calculate d.

After changing the surface charge density to C/m^{2}, I got 5.3 x 10^{-6 }for the plate separation. Please let me know if this is the correct answer.