An ceramic capacitor is composed of metal electrodes, with a ceramic layer as an insulating layer and dielectric. They are widespread components as the they are inexpensive to produce and small in size.
The ceramic capacitor has, due to its design, some special properties...
The amount of energy a capacitor can hold is called capacity. The unit of capacity is Farad (symbol F). In circuit diagrams and formulas a capacitor is represented by a C.
In practice, capacitors have much lower capacity than 1 farad ...
1 millifarad = 1 mF = 0,001 F
1 mikrofarad = 1 μF = 0,000 001 F
1 nanofarad = 1 nF = 0,000 000 001 F
1 pikofarad = 1 pF = 0,000 000 000 001 F