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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)