Homework Help: Can a radioactive element decay by emitting more than 1 particles at once?

1. Sep 9, 2006

Staight question :

Can a radioactive element decay by emmitting more than 1 particles at once? ie. can a radioactive Uranium decay 2 beta and 1 alpha particles at the same time, or it must decay 1 particle (eg beta), itself becomes another elements and then decay further?

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2. Sep 9, 2006

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