1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data When a positively charged conductor touches a neutral conductor, the neutral conductor will (A) Gain protons (B) Gain electrons (C) Lose protons (D) Lose electrons (E) Stay neutral 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution You know how when two different charged spheres touch each other you split the charges equally between them so I thought it would somewhat apply to this. Since it was a neutral conductor I thought it did not have any protons, electrons or neutrons so when a positively charged conductor touches it I thought it would gain protons since protons are positively charged. The answer says it loses electrons, but I don't really understand why.