I was wondering if you could help me explain a physics problem. The topic is Electrostatics: We have two objects that attract eachother and the distance between them is r and the force is F1. Then we put those two objects together and then put them back to the same distance as before (r). Why is the new force F2 smaller than F1 and why do the two object repel eachother now? Well I think that as you move the objects together, the positively charged particles move to one object and the negatively ones go to the other one. But I do not understand why F2 is smaller than F1? Shouldn't it be the same because you don't change the distance, you don't take any charge away? Thank youu!