Which scientist established the law of octaves?
Periodic Classification of Elements:
In the 19th century, research on properties and classification of elements revealed that when elements were arranged in increasing order of their atomic weights, there were similarities in physical and chemical properties of the elements at regular intervals. In such arrangements, the occurrence of elements with similar properties was periodic, that is, they occurred at regular intervals. The law of octaves was one of the important works that aimed at systematic and periodic classification of elements.
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The law of octaves was proposed by the British chemist John Newlands in 1865. Newlands was awarded Davy medal by the Royal Society (London) in 1887...
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fromChapter 9 / Lesson 2
Dobereiner and Newlands were chemists in the 1800s and they devised the Law of Triads and Law of Octaves. In this lesson, we will investigate these laws in relation to the periodic table.