My question is-
Is the charge on the plates of a parallel plate capacitor induced charge?
Imagine two plates of the capacitor have $+q$ and $-q$ charges on it.
Basically, what I want to know is that if, I earthed (or grounded) one plate of a parallel plate capacitor, would the charge distribution still remain symmetrical (in equal and opposite sense) or would it change? I think that if it is induced charge it would not change otherwise it should change.