Convert Picofarads to Farads

Enter the capacitance in picofarads below to get the value converted to farads.

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1 pF = 1.0E-12 F

How to Convert Picofarads to Farads

To convert a picofarad measurement to a farad measurement, multiply the capacitance by the conversion ratio. One picofarad is equal to 1.0E-12 farads, so use this simple formula to convert:

farads = picofarads × 1.0E-12

The capacitance in farads is equal to the picofarads multiplied by 1.0E-12.

For example, here's how to convert 5 picofarads to farads using the formula above.
5 pF = (5 × 1.0E-12) = 5.0E-12 F

Picofarads and farads are both units used to measure capacitance. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


The picofarad is 1/1,000,000,000,000 of a farad, which is the capacitance of a capacitor with a potential difference of one volt when it is charged by one coulomb of electricity.

The picofarad is a multiple of the farad, which is the SI derived unit for capacitance. In the metric system, "pico" is the prefix for 10-12. Picofarads can be abbreviated as pF, for example 1 picofarad can be written as 1 pF.


The farad is defined as the capacitance of a capacitor that has a potential difference of one volt when charged by one coulomb of electricity. The farad is considered to be a very large capacitance value, and multiples of the farad are commonly used to measure capacitance in practical applications, though the farad is still used in some applications.

The farad is the SI derived unit for capacitance in the metric system. Farads can be abbreviated as F, for example 1 farad can be written as 1 F.

Picofarad Measurements and Equivalent Farad Conversions

Common picofarad values converted to the equivalent farad value
Picofarads Farads
1 pF 0.000000000001 F
2 pF 0.000000000002 F
3 pF 0.000000000003 F
4 pF 0.000000000004 F
5 pF 0.000000000005 F
6 pF 0.000000000006 F
7 pF 0.000000000007 F
8 pF 0.000000000008 F
9 pF 0.000000000009 F
10 pF 0.00000000001 F
11 pF 0.000000000011 F
12 pF 0.000000000012 F
13 pF 0.000000000013 F
14 pF 0.000000000014 F
15 pF 0.000000000015 F
16 pF 0.000000000016 F
17 pF 0.000000000017 F
18 pF 0.000000000018 F
19 pF 0.000000000019 F
20 pF 0.00000000002 F
21 pF 0.000000000021 F
22 pF 0.000000000022 F
23 pF 0.000000000023 F
24 pF 0.000000000024 F
25 pF 0.000000000025 F
26 pF 0.000000000026 F
27 pF 0.000000000027 F
28 pF 0.000000000028 F
29 pF 0.000000000029 F
30 pF 0.00000000003 F
31 pF 0.000000000031 F
32 pF 0.000000000032 F
33 pF 0.000000000033 F
34 pF 0.000000000034 F
35 pF 0.000000000035 F
36 pF 0.000000000036 F
37 pF 0.000000000037 F
38 pF 0.000000000038 F
39 pF 0.000000000039 F
40 pF 0.00000000004 F

More Picofarad Capacitance Conversions

SI Units
Convert to Microfarads
1 pF is equal to 1.0E-6 microfarads
Convert to Nanofarads
1 pF is equal to 0.001 nanofarads
Centimetre–Gram–Second Units
Convert to Abfarads
1 pF is equal to 1.0E-21 abfarads
Convert to Statfarads
1 pF is equal to 0.898755 statfarads