If Newton was right about “What goes up must come down” then why dont oxygen fall to the ground instead of being in mid-air?

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Is it due to the energy levels of the oxygen molecules that they vibrate so much that they end up shooting into the sky?

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  1. Newton never said, “What goes up must come down”.

    Oxygen does ‘fall to the ground’. The air we breath is made of oxygen and other gasses. There is oxygen near the ground, so the premise of your question is incorrect. Oxygen is near the ground as well as in the middle and higher up. All atoms vibrate. There is more oxygen closer to the ground than higher up. The air is thinner higher up, the molecules are father apart because the pressure is less.

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