The Limitations of Newlands’ Law of Oclaves is as follows:
1. It was found that the Law of Octaves was applicable only upto calcium, as after calcium every eighth element did not possess properties similar to that of the first.
2. It was assumed by Newlands’ that only 56 elements existed in nature and no more elements would be discovered in the future. But later on, several new elements were discovered, whose properties did not fit into the Law of Octaves.
3. In order to fit elements into his Table, Newlands adjusted two elements in the same slot, but also put some unlike elements under the same note.