Attached is a schematic of interest. Assume same voltage source and capacitance for each capacitor in each circuit. Correct me if I'm wrong, it appears all circuitry comprises two basic types of connection: series and parallel. I'm trying to figure out an approach to determining whether a component (or group of components) is in parallel or series with another component (or group of components) in different (but equivalent) schematic representations. My approach involves analyzing the possible paths at a junction and making sure that in another equivalent diagram, the connections are preserved e.g., in the upper circuit, the connection that goes through path 1, 2, and 4 is preserved in the lower circuit where the connection goes through 5,6,8 in the same manner. How's my approach? Are there any other approaches?