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Capacitor electron storing ability (called capacitance) is measured in Farads.

Farad is actually a huge amount of charge (6,280,000,000,000,000,000 electrons
to be exact), so we usually rate capacitors in microfarads (uF = 0.000,001F) and
picofarads (pF = 0.000,000,000,001F ). Capacitors are also graded by their
breakdown (i.e., smoke) voltage. Capacitors rated for lower voltages are generally
smaller in size and weight; you don't want to use too low a voltage rating. There
are 2 main types of capacitors