What were the limitations

What were the limitations of Newlands’ Law of Octaves?


(i) It was not applicable throughout the arrangements. It was applicable up to calcium only.

(ii) Those elements that were discovered after Newlands’ octaves did not find a place in Newlands table.

(iii) The position of cobalt and nickel in the group of the elements containing F and Cl of different properties could not be explained.

(iv) Placing of iron far away from cobalt and nickel, which have similar properties as iron, could also not be explained.

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