A plate carries a charge of -5.2 μC, while a rod carries a charge of +1.8 μC. How many electrons must be transferred from the plate to the rod so that both objects have the same charge?
The Attempt at a Solution
So I am imagining a plate and a rod touching, net charge at the touching point is 0 because of the transfer of electrons. So after a transfer of 1.8 from the rod to the plate there will be no more positive in the rod.. now there are still negatives in the plate and now the rod is completely negative. Wont the negatives then repel each other to the corner? how does neutralization happen here?