# Does dichlorobis(triphenylphosphine)nickel(II) have a d⁰ electron count?

I am currently in dilemma because I'm trying to construct an octahedral splitting diagram for the $$\ce{NiCl2(PPh3)2}$$ complex. If the complex is $$\mathrm{d^0}$$ system, how would I determine whether the isomer is paramagnetic or diamagnetic?

• Work out the nickel oxidation state as +2. Can you count the $d$ electrons from there? – Oscar Lanzi Jun 19 '19 at 14:52
• Oh, and this is not octahedral, unless there is some recent mathematical discovery of an octahedron with four rather than six vertices. – Oscar Lanzi Jun 19 '19 at 14:54
• Considering the advised you gave, the d-count of the Ni2+ would be 8. – Kent de los Reyes Jun 19 '19 at 15:32