Halogenated solvents are chemical compounds that have halogen atoms. Several of these types of compounds are found in homes and even used everyday, such as iodine and chlorine. These compounds can also be combined with carbon atoms to make new compounds and mixtures.
Hydrocarbon solvents are compounds that are non-aromatic or aliphatic. Hydrocarbon solvents have no benzene ring structure in their chemical composition. They are simply mixtures of saturated, long straight chains (normal paraffins), branched chains (e.g., isoparaffin) or cyclic paraffins.