What is determined by the amount of dissolved salts in water?
An aquatic environments water blank refers to the amount of dissolved salts nutrient's and oxygen in the water?
Dissolved and liquid salts are electrolytes and do conduct electricity. All natural waters have salts in them. Water only conducts electricity, when salts have dissolved in the water. Distilled water aka water without any salts is a nonelectrolyte and does not, as any other oxide, conduct electricity.