Who developed the law of octaves?
English chemist J.A.R. Newlands
Law of octaves was established by newland, before mandelleve. It states that : The properties of elements will repeat themselves after every 8th element. The series in which the elements were set was determined by newland. The law was not very successful because elements does not follow the same characteristics after mass no 40.
Newlands Law of Octaves has many limitations, which are discussed below. 1. This law was not applicable throughout the arrangement. It was applicable only till calcium. 2. Newlands assumed that only 56 elements would exist in nature and believed that no more elements would be discovered. However, several elements were discovered in the following years. These elements did not follow the Law of Octaves. 3. The positions of cobalt and nickel could not be explained…