# How do electrons move in a conductor?

I have a positively charged sphere that is connected with a conductor to a negatively charged sphere. Positively charged sphere will take electrons from conductor. Then the end of conductor expierences lack of electrons and take them from the nearest atoms of conductor. When it gets to the other end of conductor negatively charged sphere gives electrons to this end. This is going until spheres get equal charge. Is my explanation right?

kuruman
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More correctly, this goes on until all conductors are at the same potential. If the spheres have unequal radii, they will have unequal amounts of charge.

• Dale, vanhees71 and erocored
More correctly, this goes on until all conductors are at the same potential. If the spheres have unequal radii, they will have unequal amounts of charge.
Is everything else right?

kuruman
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Is everything else right?
Yes, except for the part that the charges are equal.

• erocored
Yes, except for the part that the charges are equal.
Thank you!

• Dale