Charges on spherical conductors

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A charge is placed on a speherical conductor of radius r1. this sphere is then connected to a distant sphere of radius r2 (not equal to r1) by a conducting wire. after the charges on the spheres are in equilibrium...

is it reasonable to say that both spheres are at the same potential? regardless of the different radii

C=Q/V so i think the amount of charge distributed on both speheres will differ but the potential will still be the same since the spheres are in equilibrium.

i don't know i don't really understand the concept very well.
 

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I think the concept that you want is that the surface charge density on the two spheres will be equal.
 

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