Explain the Newland's Law of Octaves. 

Asked by pdcavita | 24th Nov, 2017, 08:52: AM

Expert Answer:

Newlands’ Law of Octaves                                                                                                                                               for 2 marks

  • In 1864, Newlands arranged the known 56 elements in the order of increasing atomic masses.
  • He observed that the properties of every eighth element are similar to the properties of the first element.
  • Based on this observation, he proposed the Law of Octaves for the classification of elements.
  • Law of Octaves: When the elements are arranged in the increasing order of their atomic masses, the properties of every eighth element are similar to the first.

Answered by Ramandeep | 24th Nov, 2017, 10:02: AM