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?

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

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