I'm having a lot of "simple" conceptual doubts when I try to study eletrodynamics in a qualitative way. Look at the circuit below http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/5349/suidbfhksdbgsdfg.png [Broken] First we have a capacitor and a generator of voltage V (A). We wait until the capacitor is fully charged and then disconnect the generator terminals (B). Finally, we connect both terminals of the capacitor together (C). I want to know what will happen and why. In (A) we have an internal force in the generator (emf=V) that makes electrons flow from the anode to the cathode. This way electrons are deposited in one of the plates of the capacitor and electrons flow from the other plate to the cathode. Right? In (B) we disconnect the generator terminals and nothing happens, since there is no way for the electrons to flow. In (C) I really don't know what would happen. I would say there is a force between the plates that can make the electrons stay exactly where they are and cause no current. But there is a force in the thread too right? Is this force (voltage) V too? If so, considering the negative plate, we have a force V to the left and a force V to the right, what would cause an indifferent equilibrium. Can anyone help me?