This is probably a silly question. The Electrical energy formula is this: Ee = k(q1)(q2)/r So lets say a positive and negative charge are directly next to each other. Conceptually, there should be no potential energy there. But the formula (r=0.00001m) suggests that it is huge. On the other end, if two positive charges are far away from each other (r=1000), energy should be huge, but the formula suggests it gets smaller. I appreciate all the help!