# An easy electrodynamics question, and yet

My first homework assignment for griffiths is underway.
Here is a problem I can't figure out.

Q. Two identical conducting small spheres are placed with their centers
0.350 meters apart. One is given a charge of 12.0 nC and the other
is given a charge of 16.0 nC The spheres are connected by a
conducting wire. Find the electric force between the two after
equilibrium has occurred.

A. I used Coulombs Law to arrive at .000014 N. This is incorrect. My reasoning was that the conducting wire would allow electrons to redistribute themselves giving the two spheres the same charge which is the average of the two initial charges. I must not understand the concept of equilibrium correctly. I would ask the instructor but the faculty at my institution is on strike presently!

Any suggestions?