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Distribution of positive charge in conductors

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jperentosh
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In conductors, how does the excess of positive charge distribute itself across the surface of the material?
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Conductors remain charge-neutral overall--there is no excess. Furthermore, it is electrons that are free to move in conductors such as metals, not positive charge carriers. To get started, take a look at the Wikipedia article on Electrical conduction, or click on "*conductor, electric" in the topic list at
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/HFrame.html
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Hole charges?

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Distribution of positive charge in conductors

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Hole charges?
What about them?

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