I am new to here. I would like have some cell culture questions clarified. I always wonder when people say lactate production will lower pH. I thought lactate itself is the conjugate base of lactic acid, which will lower pH.
But lactate is not the same as lactic acid right, although they are related and can be converted from one form to another. I was thinking adding lactate will increase the pH and buffering capacity.
This question also applies to these acid and conjugate base (or reverse) on the pH of cell culture.
Really appreciate if someone can clarify that. Thanks a lot!