John Alexander Reina Newlands Biography

John Alexander Reina Newlands (1838 - 1898)
John Alexander Reina Newlands (1838 - 1898). Wikimedia Commons

John Alexander Reina Newlands:

John Alexander Reina Newlands was a British chemist.

Birth:

November 26, 1837 in London, England

Death:

July 29, 1898 in London, England

Claim to Fame:

Newlands was a British chemist who noticed the repeating pattern of elements arranged by atomic weight where every eighth element had similar chemical properties. He called this the Law of octaves and was a major contribution towards the development of the periodic table.