Assume I have two identical capacitors and charged both equally. If I measure C1 with a voltmeter, I read 5V, and C2 reads 5V. If I connect the positive leg of C1 to the negative leg of C2 (connect in series) what would the voltage be across the series capacitors?
Googling series capacitor seems to suggest they add up to 10 volts but I am highly doubtful and somewhat scared to try.
Wouldn't all the holes of the positive C1 leg rush to merge with electrons in the negative C2 leg and quickly deplete the charge, possibility resulting in an explosion if the capacitors are big enough?