Two identical conducting small spheres are placed with their centers .300 m apart. One is given a charge of 12.0 nC and the other is given a charge of -18.0nC. a) Find the electric foce exterted on one sphere by the other. B) the sphers are connected by a conducing wire. Find the electric force between the two after they have come to equilibrium.
F=(((q1)(q2))/r^2)(8.99 x 10^9 N M^2/c^2)
The Attempt at a Solution
I used the above equation to calculate the charge to be -2.1576 x 10^5 N. for problem A. For B, I am curious if I'm simplyfying to much, but since there is equilibrium would the resulting charge be zero?
Thank you for the help!