Answer to Question #32459 in Inorganic Chemistry for olanrewaju

Question #32459
Newlands law of octaves was rejected mainly because of which of this:
A. Elements were arranged in increasing order of atomic mass.
B. The cycle of repetition shown by elements is similar to octave in music.
C. it could not hold good for elements heaver than calcium
D. Many radioactive elements have not been discovered then.
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06.06.18, 15:07

Dear Bryan Ogueh, thank you.

Bryan Ogueh
05.06.18, 16:16

the correct answer is C, Newland's Law of Octaves was rejected mainly because it could not hold good for elements heavier than calcium. The relationship between the octaves started to break down since it was unable to accommodate newly discovered elements.

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