In an example from my textbook, two capacitors are fully charged and then disconnected from the battery. (The full text is on the bottom of the thread). Initially, the positive charge is on top, negative on the bottom. How did this occur? This is the part that I don't understand. Originally the top had two positive charges and now it has both positive and negative. Is this natural, or was something done during the re-connection? So the charges move back to the same configuration as in (A) - positive on top, negative on the bottom. This makes sense. Once again, I don't understand part B, because part B doesn't seem to fit the sequence. A can go to C, but B doesn't fit. Below is the full example, if it helps Thank you.