I'm currently learning chemistry for the first time, and loving it. I have a reasonably good physics and maths background and it's great to see things like spherical harmonics in quantum mechanics "take shape" through chemistry in the form of orbitals. Overall, I am seeing a lot of physics and some mathematics present. However my source is not entirely rigorous, at least by my standards.
Could anyone recommend a text or source that explains chemistry topics from a physics point of view rigorously? Examples of questions I am struggling with (from a physical viewpoint) are Why do bondings occur? What is the distance of seperation? Why is a water molecule bent?
Any help appreciated!