# Does a capacitor experience a Newtonian reaction when being charged?

Say I have a capacitor that is being charged with a battery. There are two wires, one on the positive and one on negative terminal of the battery which go to a capacitor. During the charging, a positive charge accumulates on one plate and a negative charge forms on the other plate. But electrons can not pass through the capacitor physically, so I assume that the electrons accumulate on one plate (positive charge), but the other plate (negative charge) has less or no electrons because they are drawn towards the battery via the wire.

Is this assumption correct? Are both wires carrying electrons, one towards and one away from the battery while the capacitor is being charged, thus making the net force after some time on the capacitor and battery system zero? Was there an initial force on the capacitor and battery system when the first wire had moving electrons away from the battery but the other wire had no electrons yet moving towards the battery? Could I say that the force that the moving current exerts on a closed circuit is asymmetrical at first for a very short time (pushing the circuit to the left) until the current reaches the other battery terminal and then the force of the current becomes symmetrical through the circuit (circuit pushed to the right and thus ends up in the same starting spot)?