What are the acids in this equilibri reaction? #CN^- + H_2O rightleftharpoons HCN + OH^-#?
The acids in the given reaction are hydrogen cyanide and water.
An acid is a proton donor. Cyanide anion is a reasonable base, and will deprotonate water to give hydrogen cyanide and hydroxide anion:
What would be the hazards involved in this reaction?