# Which Direction does current flow?

Summary:

To simplify, I made the voltage equal to difference in charge: V = Q1 - Q2.

If you stack the voltage, current should flow counter-clockwise

If you look at the individual charges, current flows clockwise for the wire on right, and counter-clockwise between the capacitors.

which way does current flow at point P?

(you need to see the picture)

Clarifications:

I am looking for the direction of the negative electrons at point P.

The red and black arrow represent the possible direction the electrons might be traveling.

My Confusion:

If you look at each individual Capacitor, there is a positive terminal on top and negative terminal on bottom. when you stack voltages, the top should be more positive and the base more negative. The electrons would flow from the base (Negative terminal) to the top (Positive Terminal). This would mean electrons are going in the direction of the BLACK arrow.

If you look at each charge on the Capacitor plates, it appears that the -10C would start canceling the 10C between the Capacitors, and electrons would flow from the -5C plate to the 5C plate. Therefore electrons would flow following the RED arrow.

Those are my two Hypothesis, as you can see, one results with black and the other results red. They can't both be right.