1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two equally charged identical conducting spheres, A and B, repel each other with a force of 2.0 x 10^5 Newton. Another identical uncharged sphere, C, is touched to A and then moved over right next to B. What is the electric force on A now? What is the electric force on C after it has touched A and is halfway between A and B? 2. Relevant equations F=K q^2/r^2 3. The attempt at a solution I let q arbitrarily equal 1.0x 10^-6 Nm^2/C^2 I determined the distance to be 21.2 m If A is negatively charged at 1.0 x 10^-6 does C touching it take half of that charge? If so, does A and C now have a charge of 5.0 x 10^-7? I'm not sure what happens to the charge when A and C touch. If they are halved, then the electric force on A remains the same and the force on C remains the same when it is at half the distance. I would love some help with this, please.