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There are thousands of periodic tables in web space, but this is the only comprehensive database of periodic tables & periodic system formulations. If you know of an interesting periodic table that is missing, please contact the database curator: Mark R. Leach Ph.D.

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Year:  1864 PT id = 8

Newlands' Octaves

One of the first attempts at a periodic table that arranged the known elements by atomic weight and chemical property, was by John Newlands and is known as "Newlands Octaves".

Newland noticed that if he broke up his list of elements into groups of seven – starting a new row with the eighth element – the first element in each of those groups had similar chemistry.

Note: In the tables below, Newlands Octaves go downwards: H to O, F to S, Cl to Fe, etc.


H 1
F 8
Cl 15
Co & Ni 22
Br 29
Pd 36
I 42
Pt & Ir 50
Li 2
Na 9
K 16
Cu 23
Rb 30
Ag 37
Cs 44
Os 51
G 3
Mg 10
Ca 17
Zn 24
Sr 31
Cd 38
Ba & V 45
Hg 52
Bo 4
Al 11
Cr 19
Y 25
Ce & La 33
U 40
Ta 46
Tl 53
C 5
Si 12
Ti 18
In 26
Zr 32
Sn 39
W 47
Pb 54
N 6
P 13
Mn 20
As 27
Di & Mo 34
Sb 41
Nb 48
Bi 55
O 7
S 14
Fe 21
Se 28
Ro & Ru 35
Te 43
Au 49
Th 56

          A   B   C   D   E   F   G   A

Philip Stewart's musical representation:

Read more about Newland's Octaves, including a commentary on the original papers in Carmen Giunta's Elements and Atoms: Case Studies in the Development of Chemistry.

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