Plot the graph of specific heat versus the inverse of atomic mass. Include five points, one for each of the five metals listed in the introduction.
Based on specific heat measurements, Pierre Dulong and Alexis Petit proposed in 1818 that the specific heat of an element is related to its atomic weight (atomic mass). Thus, by measuring the specific heat of a new element, its atomic weight could be readily established. The specific heat and atomic mass for a series of elements are provided for reference.
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