In Molecular Cell Biology (8th edition) there's a fragment in chapter 5.2 that says:
The energetics of the polymerization reaction strongly favor the addition of ribonucleotides to the growing RNA chain because the high-energy bond between the α and β phosphates of rNTP monomers is replaced by the lower-energy phosphodiester bond between nucleotides. The equilibrium for the reaction is driven further toward chain elongation by pyrophosphatase, an enzyme that catalyzes cleavage of the released PPi into two molecules of inorganic phosphate.
How does the pyrophosphatase make the reaction more favorable? Does it make "harder" for triphosphates to form back again (now you have to attach phosphates one by one, not two at once)? If so, isn't one additional phosphate just as bad as two? To remove either you have to break one bond (between the first phosphate and the second), and you have a specialized enzyme to remove two of them (the RNA polymerase). Isn't forming a diphosphate (which needs to form in order to later make triphosphate) actually worse? Or maybe it somehow "reuses" energy stored in the bond between the two phosphates left?
Sorry if I didn't use the proper vocabulary, I'm new to biology.