On a hunch I dropped in an aluminum alkyl, and then pushed the polymerization along with both ultraviolet and heat.
Possibly the different forms of matter may be due to a single cause--polymerization.
Similar considerations as to the formation and breaking up of the molecules in anabolism and catabolism apply to polymerization.
Oxidation, dehydration and polymerization have all been suggested, but there is little direct evidence.
polymerization po·lym·er·i·za·tion (pə-lĭm'ər-ĭ-zā'shən, pŏl'ə-mər-)
The bonding of two or more monomers to form a polymer.
A chemical process that effects this bonding.