Describe as a series of steps how table salt in water makes a solution that can conduct electricity?
Table salt is NaCl, when placed in water. The elements separate into Na+ and Cl-. The + and - ions connect the electrical current.
This depends if the component was wired in series or in parallel to the rest of the circuit. When a component breaks, it stops functioning and cannot conduct electricity. If it is wired in series to the rest of the circuit, the entire circuit will cease functioning. If it is wired in parallel to the rest of the circuit, the circuit will continue functioning, but with more electricity going to the other line.
In electronics, a circuit is usually something that will conduct electricity. There are parallel, series and complex circuits. For a tank circuit (parallel inductor and capacitor), there is a frequency of AC where no current will flow provided these components are perfect and, since there is no such thing, even at this frequency (called resonance) some current will flow albeit small.
In a parallel circuit, there are multiple paths for electricity to flow. So, if one switch is turned off there is still other paths for electricity to flow so the other lights can remain on. However, in a series circuit there is only one path for the electricity to travel. So, if the switch in a series circuit was turned off the electricity would stop flowing causing all the lights to go out.