Definition of Newlands, John in English:

Newlands, John

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Pronunciation: /ˈnjuːləndz
( 1837–98), English industrial chemist; full name John Alexander Reina Newlands. He proposed a form of periodic table shortly before Dmitri Mendeleev, based on a supposed law of octaves according to which similar chemical properties recurred in every eighth element.

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