I conducted a titration experiment a few days back and was unable to neutralize the solution in time, so I had to leave the solutions of HCl and NaOH out overnight in order to use them the next day. Also, one of my partners blew into the buret to get a drop of NaOH out. At the end of the experiment, we found that we required 6-7 mL more base to neutralize the HCl solution; another group who was forced to leave their solutions overnight used 3 mL more even than we did.
My hypothesis is that CO2 from the air formed carbonic acid in both solutions, mainly due to the instance where my partner blew into the buret, and thus the acidity of both solutions required that we use more base than we would have originally. As far as I've researched, this seems to be the case. Just to be sure, though: is this a correct assumption? If not, what could be the cause of this discrepancy?