Q: When just one end of a wire is connected to a positive terminal of a battery, don't the free electrons in the wire get pulled into the positive terminal? If these valence electrons did get pulled, what would this make the wire? Still a metal? No valences? Would the wire have a net "+" charge? Reasoning: My book says when a wire is first connected (both leads), the free electrons at one end of the wire are attracted to the positive terminal, & at the same time, electrons leave the negative terminal of the battery and enter the wire at the other end. Continuous flow of e's. Maybe since, in my question, there is no negative terminal connected, therefore no electrons being added to the wire, the free valences in the wire would rather 'just chill' and float around than be pulled into the positive terminal. what do yall think?