do Capacitors really behave as we've been told?
- is the charge-separation on a capacitor always dictated by the charge supplied?
- do capacitors really charge & discharge with a smooth exponential curve?
- is a fancy label like "Dielectric Adsorption" any more than - well, just a fancy label for a still-unexplained mechanism?
(as you probably guessed, the answer to each of the above is 'NO'!)
to see some real data for some rarely-discussed characteristics, view the "Secret Life of Capacitors" PDF: Secret Life of Capacitors (730Kb)